Dan Stilwell

Seale Coastal Observatory Faculty Fellow 
Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics, Co-director
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering



Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1999
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1993
B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1991

Selected Honors

ONR Young Investigator Program award
Outstanding Assistant Professor, VT College of Engineering
2015 DSCD/ASME JDSMC Kalman Best Paper Award

Selected Papers

G. P. Kontoudis, S. Krauss, and D. J. Stilwell, “Model-based learning of underwater acoustic communication performance for marine robots,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 142, p. 103811, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.robot.2021.103811.

B. Biggs, J. McMahon, P. Baldoni, and D. J. Stilwell, “Multi-agent receding horizon search with terminal cost,” in Proc. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021.

D. Muniraj, H. He, M. Farhood, and D. J. Stilwell, “A distributed connectivity maintenance algorithm with formal guarantees for a communication-constrained network of unmanned underwater vehicles,” IEEE Systems Journal, 2021. (in press, early access online) doi:10.1109/JSYST.2021.3065839..


Selected Projects

Unconventional Marine Platforms, Office of Naval Resarch, with Brizzolara.

Planning Under Uncertainty for Advanced Sensor Networks, Office of Naval Research, with Stark.

Collaborative Subsea Mapping, Office of Naval Research.

Software Library for Real-Time Control, Naval Research Laboratory.

Dr. Dan Stilwell
Dr. Dan Stilwell
  • (540) 231-3204
  • stilwell@vt.edu
  • Office Location:
    3015 Torgersen Hall

    Mailing Address:
    302 Whittemore Hall
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061