PI: Sertac Karaman

PhD Student

MS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2017

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Stanford University, 2016

Ifueko Igbinedion is a PhD Student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Her research focuses on how we can coordinate swarms of drones to complete classic computer vision tasks with extremely high speed and accuracy. In the past, she has worked on projects ranging from computer vision, virtual reality, embedded systems and robotics at various organizations including IBM, Google, and Lincoln Laboratory. She is currently a MathWorks Fellow, and in the past was a recipient of the GEM Fellowship and the MIT Lemelson Presidential Fellowship in 2019 and 2017, respectively. She also received an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2017. Ifueko is also dedicated to serving her community and has had the honor of serving as the Co-President of the Academy of Courageous Minority Engineers at MIT from 2018-2020, the Community Service Committee Chair for the MIT Black Graduate Student Association from 2018-2019, as well as serving on various advisory committees on diversity, equity and inclusion across the institute. She hopes to continue to empower graduate students to follow their research passions through outreach, mentorship and activism.


  • National GEM Consortium Fellow, MIT, April 2019-present
  • Lemelson Presidential Fellow, MIT, Sept 2017-May 2018
  • Stanford Undergraduate STEM Fellow, February 2012 to June 2015