I am always looking for highly motivated PhD students in the area of controls and dynamical systems, cyber-physical systems, formal methods, machine learning, and transportation systems. I recruit students from both ECE and CEE. If you are interested in joining my group, please apply to the graduate program in either the School of ECE or the School of CEE, depending on your background and interests, and send me an email with a copy of your CV.

Current Lab Members

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Postdoctoral Scholars

Saber Jafarpour

Saber Jafarpour (saber@)
Postdoctoral Scholar
Research interests: Safety and robustness of network systems with applications to energy and transportation systems, and artificial neural networks.
(webpage, Google Scholar)

Graduate Students

Luke Baird

Luke Baird (lbaird38@)
PhD Student
Research interests: signal temporal logic, control theory, runtime assurance, formal methods

Michael Cao

Michael Cao (mcao34@)
PhD Student
Research interests: robotics, control, perception, and artificial intelligence/machine learning

Akash Harapanahalli

Akash Harapanahalli (aharapan@)
PhD Student
Research interests: control theory, machine learning, formal methods
(personal website, LinkedIn)

Carmen Jimenez Cortes

Carmen Jimenez Cortes (ccortes9@)
PhD Student (co-advised with Prof. Magnus Egerstedt)
Research interests: control theory, robotics, optimal control

Jesse Jiang

Jesse Jiang (jjiang@)
PhD Student (co-advised with Prof. Ye Zhao)
Research interests: formal methods, robotics, locomotion

Soobum Kim

Soobum Kim (skim743@)
PhD Student (co-advised with Prof. Magnus Egerstedt)
Research interests: multi-agent systems, robotics, control theory

Christian Llanes

Christian Llanes (christian.llanes@)
PhD Student
Research interests: robotics, convex optimization, formal methods, hybrid systems, stochastic systems, machine learning
(personal website, LinkedIn)

Tony Lin

Tony Lin (tlin339@)
PhD Student (co-advised with Prof. Fumin Zhang)
Research interests: mobile robotics, temporal logic, machine learning, control theory

Evanns Morales-Cuadrado

Evanns Morales-Cuadrado (egm@)
PhD Student
Research interests: robotics, control theory, machine learning, formal methods, safe autonomy

Former Members

Matthew Abate, PhD, 2022, currently cofounder of Pytheia
Christopher Banks, PhD, 2022
Qinshuang Wei, PhD, 2022, currently a postdoctoral researcher at UT Austin
Cesar Santoyo, PhD, 2022, currently at Aurora Innovation, (personal website, LinkedIn)
Gustav Nilsson, Postdoc, 2019–2021, currently a scientist at EPFL Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (webpage, Google Scholar, LinkedIn)
Katelyn Iles, MS, 2021, currently at Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. (LinkedIn)
Mohit Srinivasan, PhD, 2020, currently at Ford Motor Company (personal website, Google scholar, LinkedIn)
Maxence Dutreix, PhD, 2020
Antonio Bono, visiting PhD student, 2020
Rohit Konda, BS and MS, 2019, currently a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara
Esther Ling, MS Thesis option, 2018, currently at Optimus Ride (personal website, LinkedIn)

Spring 2023 Lab Retreat at Vogel State Park, photo credit: Jesse Jiang