Ufuk Topcu, 27 Nov 07

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Ufuk Topcu, a graduating PhD student with Andy Packard at UC Berkeley, is going to be visiting Caltech on Tue, 27 Nov. He's working on a number of things that might be of interest to the group:

  • nonlinear system verification and certification with Andy Packard
  • nonlinear system analysis and model reduction with Prof. Ken Mease of UC Irvine
  • optimal control, optimization with applications in finance, cancer treatment, and classification with Laurent El Ghaoui (UC Berkeley)
  • control and estimation in networked systems with Kameshwar Poolla
  • GPS-denied navigation using vision-based SLAM (which I got involved in during an internship at the Honeywell Labs).


Time Person
9:30a Arrival; meet briefly with Richard
10:00a Open
10:30a Open
11:00a Seminar - 114 Steele
12:00p Lunch with Richard, John D
1:30p Julia
2:00 p Dennice
2:30 p Open
3:00 p Pete
3:30 p Open