Daigo Shishika

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Daigo Shishika
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building,
Room 3911
Email: dshishik@gmu.edu

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Daigo Shishika is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at George Mason University. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and his master's and PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, all in Aerospace Engineering. Before joining George Mason University, Shishika was a postdoctoral researcher in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interest is in the general area of autonomy, dynamics and controls, and robotics. More specifically, his past work has focused on multi-agent systems including animal groups and swarms of autonomous vehicles. He is currently studying how to cooperatively control large teams of robots in various adversarial environments.


  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Tokyo

Research Interests

  • Multi-robot systems
  • Multi-agent games


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Research Spotlight:

Daigo Shishika's work centers around autonomous robots and vehicles. He designs robots that work together in teams to solve complex problems. At Mason, he works with faculty and students to create lighter-than-air autonomous balloons – "blimps" – that operate with remote control. Learn more about how these blimps work in the video below.