Briana Lowe Wellman, PH.D.



In the field of robotics, my research is focused on communication and cooperation paradigms in multi-robot systems in coverage applications. My current research includes implementation of cooperation paradigms for overcoming communication limitations in multirobot wide area coverage. My previous research involves using robots to increase student interest in computer science in the first year program. Future research goals include developing hybrid approaches for cooperating robot teams, studying biological and cognitive sciences for inspiration for controlling robots, and providing accessibility with robots for people with disabilities.


I have had the opportunity to teach computer courses at a 2-year and 4-year school as well as mentor undergraduates during a summer robotics programs. I look forward to teaching additional computer science courses including Robotics. As my teaching philosophy, I believe in building student confidence by challenging students with hard problems and encouraging creative and critical thinking.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. 20008

Email:  briana.wellman at


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Advisor: Monica Anderson

Thesis Title: Cooperation Paradigms for Overcoming Communication Limitations in Multirobot Wide Area Coverage

Graduated: December 2011

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama