Volkan Isler

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Volkan Isler

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 4-213
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • M.S.E. in Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (2000)
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering, Bogazici University (1999)


Isler personal website
Robotic Sensor Networks Lab

Research Interests

Isler and his research group, the Robotic Sensor Networks Lab, focus on algorithmic and systems aspects of Robotic Sensor Networks (RSNs). Broadly speaking, an RSN is a network of devices equipped with sensing, communication and actuation capabilities. Designing algorithms for robotic sensor networks requires tackling challenging problems that lie at the intersection of robotics, perception and communication. The group works on a broad set of RSN related problems ranging from theoretical problems such as pursuit evasion and sensor placement to developing systems in which robots act as robotic routers or data mules. In recent years, they have been focusing on applications in environmental monitoring and agricultural robotics.

Research Areas
Networks, Distributed Systems, and Security
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Current Research
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