# People

## Principal Investigator

## Ph.D. Students

## Undergraduate Students

## Postdogs

## Alumni

### Post Docs

#### Gerardo de la Torre

**After Graduating:** Northrop Grumman

#### Kathrin Flaßkamp

**After Graduating:** PostDoc/Research Assistant in Optimization and Optimal Group, University of Bremen

#### David Pekarek

**After Graduating:** Data Tactics

#### Benjamin Tovar

**After Graduating:** Lead Research Software Engineer at Cooperative Computing Lab, University of Notre Dame

### Ph.D. Students

#### Giorgos Mamakoukas

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**Thesis:** Real-Time Safe Control for Model-Based and Data-Driven Robotics, 2021
**After Graduating:** Research Scientist at Motional

#### Rebecca Abbott

Lab Profile
**Thesis:** Active Model-Based Inference for Muscle Strength Diagnostics, 2021
**After Graduating:** Physical Therapist at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

#### Katie Fitzsimons

Lab Profile
**Thesis:** Physical Human-Robot Interaction for Assistance and Training Using Information Metrics, 2020
**After Graduating:** Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State

#### Ahalya Prabhakar

Lab Profile
**Thesis:** Communicating and Modeling Information through Motion, 2020
**After Graduating:** Postdoc at Learning Algorithms and Systems Lab, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

#### Ian Abraham

Lab Profile
**Thesis:** Optimal Experimental Learning and Infinite Linear Embeddings, 2020
**After Graduating:** Postdoc at Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

#### Emmanouil Tzorakoleftherakis

**Thesis:** Stable Control Synthesis for Human-in-the-Loop Systems, 2017
**After Graduating:** Mathworks

#### Anastasia Mavrommati

**Thesis:** Real-Time Algorithms for Symbol-Based Automation, 2017
**After Graduating:** Schlumberger-Doll Research; Robotics Research Scientist at Mathworks

#### Lauren Miller

**Thesis:** Optimal Ergodic Control for Active Search and Information Acquisition, 2015
**After Graduating:** Postdoc at Autolab, UC Berkeley; Senior Software Engineer at Marble

#### Alex Ansari

**Thesis:** Sequential Action Control: Closed-Form Optimal Feedback for Nonlinear and Hybrid Systems, 2015
**After Graduating:** Postdoc at Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University 2015-2017; Uber

#### Andrew Wilson

**Thesis:** Information-based Trajectory Optimization for Active Estimation in Mechanical Systems, 2015
**After Graduating:** Robotics and Control Engineer at Intuitive Surgical

#### Jarvis Schultz

**Thesis:** Discrete Mechanics Computation for Real-Time Embedded Control, 2014
**After Graduating:** Senior Robotics Engineer at Azevtec

#### Vlad Seghete

**Thesis:** Numerical Methods for Simulation and Control of Impacting Mechanical Systems, 2014
**After Graduating:** Data Scientist at DataScope Analytics

#### Tim Caldwell

**Thesis:** Iterative Methods in Switched System Optimal Control, 2013
**After Graduating:** Postdoc at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Software Engineer at Zoox

#### Elizabeth Jochum

**Thesis:** Deux Ex Machina: Towards an Aesthetics of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Machines, 2013
**After Graduating:** Assistant Professor at Aalborg University

#### Elliot Johnson

**Thesis:** Trajectory Optimization and Regulation for Constrained Discrete Mechanical Systems, 2012
**After Graduating:** Southwest Research Institute

#### Matt Travers

**Thesis:** Impulse Smoothing for Data Association, 2011
**After Graduating:** System Scientist at Biorobotics Lab, The Robotics Institute, CMU

#### Brian Shucker

**Thesis:** Control of Distributed Robotic Macrosensors, 2006
**After Graduating:** MIT Lincoln Laboratories

### Undergraduate and M.S. Students

#### Alex Samland

Lab Page

B.S./M.S. 2020

#### Jenny Kim

B.S. 2020

#### Andrew Kim

B.S. 2019

#### Chris Kim

B.S. 2019
**After Graduating:** Pursuing Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania

#### Samuel Donis

B.S. 2019

#### Vismaya Walawalkar

M.S. 2017

#### Scott Beck

B.S. 2017
**After Graduating:** SpaceX

#### Henry Hung

B.S. 2015
**After Graduating:** 3M

#### Elliot Hevel

B.S./M.S. 2013
**After Graduating:** Civis Analytics

#### Katy Powers

B.S. 2013
**After Graduating:** 6 River Systems

#### Yoke Peng Leong

B.S./M.S. 2012
**After Graduating:** Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology; Mathworks

#### Corrina Gibson

B.S. 2012

#### Camaria Lehman

B.S. 2011

#### Matanya Horowitz

B.S. 2010

#### Kirk Nichols

B.S./M.S. 2010