Dr. Plaku joined the Catholic University of America as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2010. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Rice University in 2008. After that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on motion planning and enhancing automation in human-machine cooperative tasks in complex domains, such as robotic-assisted surgery, mobile robotics, manipulation robotics, and hybrid systems.
Erion Plaku and Gregory D. Hager, "Sampling-based Motion and Symbolic Action Planning with Geometric and Differential Constraints." IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, AK, 2010, pp. 5002—5008
Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Moshe Y. Vardi, "Motion Planning with Dynamics by a Synergistic Combination of Layers of Planning." IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2010, vol. 26(3), pp. 469—482
Erion Plaku, Lydia E. Kavraki, and Moshe Y. Vardi, "Hybrid Systems: From Verification to Falsification by Combining Motion Planning and Discrete Search." Formal Methods in System Design, 2009, vol. 34(2), pp. 157--182