People

Team

Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Robotics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Delft

Email: y.vardar@tudelft.nl    Office: 34.F-1-450, 3ME

Funded by NWO-VENI (Sensation-based modelling project) & Delft Technology Fellowship

Research Engineer

Haewon Jeong

Research Engineer

Co-Deputy Manager

Funded by NWO XS (SensaSkin Project)

Email: h.jeong@tudelft.nl

Ph.D. Students 

Lukas Stracovsky

Affiliated Ph.D. student

 (main supervisor is Michael Wiertlewski)

Umut Kenanoglu

Ph.D. Student 

Funded by NWO OTP (FITS Project)

M.Sc. Thesis Students

Ana Sanz Cozcolluela

MSc. Biomechanical Design student 

Thesis 

Katharina-Ines Janisch

MSc. Aerospace Engineering student 

Thesis (affiliated), co-supervised with Daan Pool 

Khoa Lanh

MSc. Biomechanical Design 

Thesis

Rogier Ketwaru

MSc. Robotics 

Thesis, co-supervised with Andres Hunt (PME, TU Delft) and Johannes Luijten (Senseglove)

Funded by Senseglove

Tim de Visser

MSc. Mechanical Engineering 

Thesis (affiliated), co-supervised with Mostafa Atalla,  Michael Wiertlewski, and Aimee Sakes

 Interns and Research Assistants

Haye Boonstra

MSc. in Robotics 

Research Assistant

Ismail Cakmak

Incoming summer intern from Sabanci University 

BSc. in Computer Science


Alara Tanlak

Incoming summer intern from Middle East Technical University 

BSc. in Electrics and Electronics Engineering

Collaborators

Current

The Netherlands

Germany

Denmark

USA

Canada

Previous

Germany

Turkey

South Korea

Partners & Users

Alumni

Dr. Rebecca Fenton Friesen

Rebecca worked as a postdoctoral researcher at HITLAB (November 2020-2021). She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Houman Yarmand

Houman worked as a postdoctoral researcher. He was funded by 3ME Cohesion project and co-supervised with Andres Hunt. 

Bence did his internship and MSc. thesis at HITLAB. He also worked as a research engineer and deputy manager in our group

ir. Valerie de Vlam

Valerie did her M.Sc. thesis at HITLAB (Jan 2021-June 2022). She is now working as a consultant at SparkOptimus.

ir. Luka Peters

Luka did her M.Sc. internship and thesis at HITLab (September 2021- June 2022). She works as a junior engineer in NS trains.

ir. Bram van Riessen

Bram did his M.Sc. internship at Senseglove and thesis at HITLab (December 2022- September 2023). He works as a computer vision and AI developer in QING.

ir. Abhishek Kumar Kejriwal

Abhishek did his M.Sc. thesis at HITLab (December 2022- October 2023).

Lucas Overbeek

Lucas did her M.Sc. thesis at HITLAB (Oct 2022-Oct 2023).

Ruben Martin Rodriguez

Ruben did his MSc. thesis affiliated with HITLAB. He was co-supervised with Laura Marchal-Crespo and Alex Ratschat. He graduated cum laude.

Dies Vuik

Dies did his MSc. thesis at HITLAB. He was co-supervised with Daan Pool.

Yves Onnink

Yves did his literature review and  MSc. internship at HITLab.

Ratnangshu Das

He was an undergraduate intern at HITLab (May-September 2021). He is currently finishing his B.Sc. studies in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur.

Coco Langens

Coco is a graduate student in Robotics at the Delft University of Technology. She did her internship (October-December 2021) at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with Mayumi Mohan.

Anna-Maria Klianeva

Anna is a graduate student in Robotics at the Delft University of Technology. She did her internship at Uber.

Alperen Kenan

Alperen did a research project at HITLab, while he was an exhange student at MSc. Robotics at TU Delft from Sabanci University, Turkey. He works as an associate researcher in Bristol University.

Dennis Verstraten

Dennis did his BSc. thesis at HITLab. 

Koen Linnekamp

Koen did his BSc. thesis at HITLab.

Matthias Vink

Matthias did his BSc. thesis at HITLab.

Pim Klaassen

Pim did his BSc. thesis at HITLab.

Demet Tangolar

Demet did three months internship at HITLab. She was funded by Erasmus+. She is a BSc. student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. 

Selin Bekci

Selin did three months research internship at HITLab. She was funded by Erasmus+. She was a BSc. student in Mechanical Engineering at Koc University in Turkey. 

Beril Bildirici

Beril did 3 months summer internship funded by Erasmus + scholarship. She is a B.Sc. student at Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey).

Ece did 3 months summer internship funded by Erasmus + scholarship. She is a B.Sc. student in Computer Science at Galatasaray University (Istanbul, Turkey).