Laboratory Director

Kevin H. Knuth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics and Informatics, University at Albany
Director, Knuth Information Physics Laboratory
Director, Knuth Cyberphysics Laboratory
Editor-in-Chief of Entropy
President, Autonomous Exploration Inc.

Knuth Information Physics Laboratory, Physics 228
University at Albany (SUNY), 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222, USA
Email: kknuth-at-albany.edu, Phone: +1-518-772-4760, FAX: +1-518-442-5260

Current Graduate Students

Bertrand Carado
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Exoplanet Studies

Jenn Carter
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Exoplanet Studies

Tony Gai
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Exoplanet Studies

Haley Maunu?
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Maximum Entropy Production?

Asim M. Mubeen
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Brain-Computer Interface

Zachary Richards
Undergraduate Physics Major
Research: Exoplanet Studies

James Walsh?
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Foundations

Kevin Wynne?
Graduate Student in Physics
Research: Autonomous Experimental Design?


Current Undergraduate Researchers

Bryan D'Angelo
Undergraduate Physics Major
Research: Autonomous Experimental Design?


Former Lab Members

Benjamin Placek
Ph.D. Awarded Aug. 2014
Ph.D. Thesis: Bayesian Detection and Characterization of Extra-Solar Planets via Photometric Variations
Currently an Assistant Professor at Schenectady Community College

Man Kit Tse
Ph.D. Awarded July 2014
Ph.D. Thesis: Power Law Models of Stock Indices

Newshaw Bahreyni
Ph.D. Awarded Aug 2013
Ph.D. Thesis: A Potential Framework for Emergent Space-Time and Geometry from Order
M.S. Awarded Aug. 2007
M.S. Thesis: Estimating Distances to Planetary Nebulae
Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kenyon College

Tilman Birnstiel
M.S. Awarded Aug. 2007
M.S. Thesis: Bayesian Estimation of the Diffusion Tensor from Diffusion-Weighted MRI Data
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Deniz Gencaga
Former Postdoctoral Research Associate at Knuthlab
Currently a Senior Statistician at Alcoa Technical Center

Nabin K. Malakar
Ph.D. Awarded Nov 2011
Ph.D. Thesis: Autonomous Entropy-Based Intelligent Experimental Design
Currently a Research Associate, NASA JPL, Pasadena CA

Brian Nathan
M.S. Awarded Aug. 2007
Ph.D. Thesis: Spectral Analysis Methods for Characterizing Organic Molecules in Space
Currently a Graduate Student at the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas


Former Undergraduate Researchers

Daniel Bedian, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2012 – Fall 2012
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

David Blaich, Univ. at Albany, Summer 2006
Project: Detection and Characterization of PAHs in the Interstellar Medium

Nicholas M Carrara
Undergraduate Physics Major
Research: Autonomous Experimental Design?

Ali Chaudry, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2009 – Spring 2011
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

George Coffin, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2012
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

Sean Fallon?
Undergraduate Physics Major
Research: Bayesian Vision-Based Navigation?

Daniil Gladkov, Univ. at Albany, Sum 2012 – Sum 2013
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

Rotem Guttman, Univ. at Albany, Honors Project Advisement, Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
Project: Autonomous Entropy-Based Intelligent Experimental Design

David Idell, Univ. at Albany, Fall 2007 – Spring 2008.
Project: Detection and Characterization of PAHs in the Interstellar Medium

Brett Ingersoll, Univ. at Albany, Fall 2009.
Project: Autonomous Entropy-Based Intelligent Experimental Design

David Jenkins, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2012 – Fall 2012.
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

Tylor Kunkle
Undergraduate Physics Major
Research: Extrasolar Planet Detection

Maggie Lovell, Univ. at Albany, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.
Project: Autonomous Entropy-Based Intelligent Experimental Design

Haley Maunu, Univ. at Albany, Sum 2006 – Spr 2007.
Project: Detection and Characterization of PAHs in the Interstellar Medium

A.J. Mesiti, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2007 – Spring 2009.
Project: Autonomous Entropy-Based Intelligent Experimental Design

Brian Nathan, Univ. at Albany, Spr 2007.
Project: Detection and Characterization of PAHs in the Interstellar Medium

Frank Perillo, Univ. at Albany, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

Rich Protsko, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2009.
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

Zachary Richards, Univ. at Albany, Fall 2011 – Spring 2013.
Project: Detection and Characterization of Non-Transiting Exoplanets

Benjamin Rosenblum, Univ. at Albany, Spr 2007.
Project: Three-Dimensional Modeling of Planetary Nebulae

Christopher Stiles, Univ. at Albany, Spr 2007 – 2008.
Project: Three-Dimensional Modeling of Planetary Nebulae

Daniel Walker, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2008 – Fall 2008.
Project: Bayesian Vision-Based Robotic Navigation

Gregory Ward, Univ. at Albany, undergraduate research student, Fall 2012. Project: Detection and Characterization of Non-Transiting Exoplanets

Kevin Wynne, Univ. at Albany, Spring 2011 – Spring 2012. Project: Automated Experimental Design and Robotic Implementations