Joining the lab

The lab continues to grow! We are currently looking for exceptional undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. Please read this page carefully.

Current Penn Students

Current Penn students are encouraged to email me directly, including a resume, transcript, and short cover letter detailing your research interests and qualifications. Prospective lab members will likely be asked to work for a period on a trial basis. Coursework or other experience in the following provides a useful background for the lab:

  • Controls, particularly in nonlinear and modern control
  • Optimization
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Programming, particularly MATLAB and C++
  • Dynamics

The best preparation, particularly for seniors and masters students, would be to take MEAM 517, taught in the fall by Prof. Posa.

Prospective Graduate Students

Due to the volume of requests, I will likely not be able to respond to unsolicited emails from prospective graduate students. However, I strongly encourage you to apply through Penn graduate admissions to MEAM, ESE, or CIS and indicate my name on your application. For the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, the lab is unlikely to recruit many students. Exceptional students are always encouraged to apply.

Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers

Interested postdocs are encouraged to send me their CV, research statement, and two or three relevant papers. Please note that openings for postdocs are highly dependent on funding constraints.