Zac Manchester
Assistant Professor


Jon Arrizabalaga
Visiting from Technical University of Munich | Differential Geometry, Optimization and Control


Aaron Trowbridge
Quantum Optimal Control
Neil Khera
Small Satellite Hardware and Avionics

PhD Students

Kevin Tracy
Optimization and Control
Swaminathan Gurumurthy
Deep Equilibrium Models
Rianna Jitosho
Motion Planning for Soft Robots
Shuo Yang
Legged Robots State Estimation, Mapping and Control
Fausto Vega
Small Spacecraft and Navigation
Jeong Hun (JJ) Lee
Swimming Dynamics and Control
Paulo Fisch
Small Satellite Vision and Localization
Mitchell Fogelson
Design and Control Optimization
Arun Bishop
Contact-rich Optimization and Control
Juan Alvarez Padilla
Learning and Optimization Based Controls
Pedro Cachim
Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control

Masters Students

Sofia Kwok
Bipedal Optimization and Control
John Zhang
Contact-rich Simulation and Control
Khai Nguyen
Optimization-based Planning and Control
Sam Schoedel
Optimization-based Planning and Control
Ibrahima S. Sow
Optimization and Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Will Kraus
Planning and Control for Legged Robots
Ashley Kline
Small Spacecraft Design and Navigation

Undergraduate Students

Past Undergraduate Students


Taylor Howell Model-predictive Control and Differentiable Simulators for Contact
Brian Jackson Albedo Space
Max Holliday NASA Ames
Simon Le Cleac'h Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Jan Bruedigam PhD at TU Munich
Laura Lee Boston Dynamics
Remy Derollez Loft Orbital
Jared Blanchard PhD at Stanford
Benjamin Jensen Johns Hopkins APL
Suvansh Sanjeev Brilliantly
Ben Bokser Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Chiyen Lee Dextrous Robotics
Alexander Bouman Dextrous Robotics
Brandon Hung Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Jacob Willis Albedo Space
Zixin Zhang PhD at Northwestern University
Giusy Falcone Assistant Professor at University of Michigan
Prakrit Tyagi Optimization and Control
Anoushka Alavilli NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Pedro Andrade Small Satellite Avionics and Control
Tae Rugh Robotic State Estimation and Control
Elakhya Nedumaran Optimization-based Control