Dr. Tanaka joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2017. Before moving to UT, he held a postdoctoral researcher position at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. From 2012 to 2015, he was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Dr. Tanaka received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Prior to his graduate studies, he received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Tanaka is a recipient of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) best student paper award in 2011.
Ali Reza Pedram
I am a PhD student in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interests lie in the intersection of optimization, control, and information theories. Prior to joining UT, I completed my MS in Mechanical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. I also received my BS in Mechanical Engineering and Physics at Sharif University of Technology. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and watching movies.
I am a Doctoral student in ASE at the University of Texas at Austin and a Research Assistant to Dr. Takashi Tanaka. My research interests are multi-agent systems and the intersection of control and information theories. I was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and completed my BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. Prior to beginning my current studies I worked for 3 years at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona and played three seasons of minor league baseball. In my free time I do a lot of Crossfit and greatly enjoy outdoor activities.
I am a graduate student in the department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics with a focus in controls, autonomy, and robotics. My research interests include optimal path planning as well as deception in cyberphysical systems. I am originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, soccer, and biking.
I am a graduate student in the ASE Dept at the University of Texas at Austin. I am interested in various mathematical models and algorithms to achieve autonomous control. My current research focus is on encrypted control. I was born in Changwon, South Korea and lived there for 16 years before moving to the U.S. I like outdoor activities such as playing soccer, visiting national parks, stargazing, biking, and go skiing. I also like watching movies or documentaries, reading magazines, and I am also a fan of One Piece.
I am a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin who has interests in Software Engineering and Computer Science. I am from Houston, Texas – where dealing with traffic has made me want to work on solving challenges facing our transportation systems. In my free time, I enjoy both playing and watching basketball.