Catharine McGhan

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Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

  • Member, AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee
  • Member, IEEE

724 Rhodes Hall
P.O. Box 210070, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
(513) 556-3032
cat.mcghan@uc.edu

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Autonomous Systems for SPACE ROBOTICS Lab

(Safe, Provably Accurate, Cross-disciplinary Engineering Research On BOunded, Trustworthy Intelligence, and Conditions for Stability)

Education

  • 2014, Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2006, M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2004, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Space robotics
  • Risk-assessment and mitigation
  • Analysis and V&V of architectures
  • System safety
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Flight dynamics and control

Journal Publications

C. McGhan, A. Nasir, and E. Atkins, “Human Intent Prediction Using Markov Decision Processes,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, AIAA, Vol. 12, No. 5 (2015), pp. 393-397 (online).

C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “Human Productivity in a Workspace Shared  with a Safe Robotic Manipulator,” Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, AIAA, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2014), pp. 1-18 (online).

Conference Papers

C. McGhan and R. Murray, “Application of Correct-by-Construction Principles for a Resilient Risk-Aware Architecture,” AIAA Space 2015 Conference, AIAA, Pasadena, CA, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 2015. (AIAA-2015-4527)

C. McGhan, R. Murray, R. Serra, M. Ingham, M. Ono, T. Estlin, B. Williams, “A Risk-Aware Architecture for Resilient Spacecraft Operations,” Proc. IEEE Aerospace Conference 2015, Big Sky, Montana, March 7-14 2015, pp. 1-15.

C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “Towards Guaranteeing Safe and Efficient Human-Robot Collaboration Using Human Intent Prediction,” AIAA Space 2012 Conference, AIAA, Pasadena, CA, Sept. 11-13 2012.

C. McGhan, A. Nasir, and E. Atkins, “Human Intent Prediction Using Markov Decision Processes,” Infotech@Aerospace 2012 Conference, AIAA, Garden Grove, CA, June 19-21 2012.

C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “A Low-Cost Manipulator for Space Research and Undergraduate Engineering Education,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Atlanta, GA, April 2010.

C. McGhan and E. Atkins, “Physically-Proximal Human-Robot Collaboration:  Enhancing Safety and Efficiency through Intent Prediction,” Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Seattle, WA, Apr. 6-9, 2009. (AIAA-2009-1950)

C. McGhan and E. Atkins, "A Virtual Rover Interface for Collaborative Human-Robot Exploration Teams," Proc. Infotech@Aerospace Conference, AIAA, Rohnert Park, CA, May 2007.

C. McGhan, R. Besser, R. Sanner, and E. Atkins, “Semi-Autonomous Inspection with a Neutral Buoyancy Free-Flyer,” Proc. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, August 2006. (AIAA-2006-6800)