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 candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interests lie in the intersection of motion planning, information theory, control, and optimization. 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. [personal website]
I am a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interests are the intersection of control and information theories. I am an active duty officer with the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). I completed my BS in Mechanical Engineering at the Republic of Korea Air Force Academy in 2007 and MS at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Prior to beginning my current studies, I worked for 11 years as fighter jet pilot. In my free time, I enjoy biking and playing soccer with my son.
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 graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. My research interests lie in robotics, path-planning and perception. I completed my bachelor’s from College of Engineering Pune in India. In my free time, I enjoy swimming and listening to music.
I am a graduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interests lie in the intersection of robotics, motion planning and control theory. Prior to joining UT, I completed my Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in India. In my free time, I enjoy watching cricket, listening to music, stargazing and watching movies.
Riku Funada (Postdoc researcher until 2020, currently at Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Jeb Stefan (Graduated with M.S. in 2019, currently at Odyssey Space Research)