Eric M. Wolff
Hi! I am a fourth year Ph.D. candidate studying Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. My advisor is Richard Murray and I also work with Joel Burdick. I am currently supported by an NDSEG fellowship and was previously supported by an NSF fellowship.
I am on the academic job market!
My research interests span the areas of cyberphysical systems, robotics, and control theory. I am motivated by safety-critical applications involving autonomous air and ground vehicles carrying out complex tasks in uncertain and adversarial environments (e.g., a self-driving car driving around town). Current methods for the specification, design, and verification of such hybrid (discrete and continuous state) dynamical systems are ad hoc and may lead to unexpected failures. I draw on ideas from optimization, hybrid systems, and model checking to develop formal methods for guaranteeing the correct behavior of such systems. (details)
Mail: California Institute of Technology