Brian Paden

Doctoral Candidate
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT


Background

Education

June 2017 (expected), Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013, Master of Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara

2011, Bachelor of Science with High Honors
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara

Research Experience

Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH.
2016-Present; Responsible for conducting basic research on motion planning and control for mobile robots.

Graduate Research Assistant in the Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Lab at MIT
2013-2016; Responsible for conducting basic research on motion planning and control for mobile robots.

Summer Intern at nuTonomy
2015; Responsible for early development and experimental validation of the lateral control process for a driverless urban vehicle.

Summer Intern at Aurora Flight Sciences
2014; Collaborated in the development of prototype planning and control software for autonomous helicoptor landings.

Mechanical Engineer at LaunchPoint Technologies
2011-2013; Responsible for the control system and mechanical design, fabrication, and testing of a electromechanical engine valve actuation system.

Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Molecular Beam Epitaxy Lab at UCSB
2009; Assisted with setting up and debugging ultra high vacuum equipment to carry out research experiments.

Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Materials Research Lab at UCSB
2007-2008; Responsibile for synthesis of test samples and X-ray diffraction analysis.