Brian Paden

Doctoral Candidate
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT


About Me

For the next year I will be a visiting researcher at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH. I am also a doctoral student in The Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT advised by Emilio Frazzoli. In addition to the Department of Mechanical Engineering I am affiliated with The Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. Prior to my studies at MIT I was working towards a master's degree from The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB supervised by Jeff Moehlis. My focus at that time was in the area of dynamical systems and control theory. I also obtained by bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UCSB.

My interests are in robotics, control theory and the applications of optimization to these fields. Specifically, I focus on fundamental problems in motion planning and optimal control for real-time applications.

News:


Sept 2016: I will be a teaching assistant for Control Systems 1 at ETH.
Sept 2016: The paper "A Generalized Label Correcting Method for Optimal Kinodynamic Programming" was accepted at WAFR.
Sept 2016: The paper "Efficient Nearest Neighbor Search on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds" was accepted at WAFR.
Sept 2016: The paper "Selection of Input Primitives for the Generalized Label Correcting Method" was submitted to ACC.
Sept 2016: The paper "Design of Admissible Heuristics via Sum-of-Squares Programming" was submitted to RAL/ICRA.
August 2016: I am a visiting researcher at ETH for the next year.
July 2016: The paper "Efficient Nearest Neighbor Search on Sub-Riemannian Manifolds" was submitted to WAFR.
July 2016: The paper "A Generalized Label Correcting Method for Optimal Kinodynamic Motion Planning" was submitted to WAFR.
March 2016: The paper "A Survey of Motion Planning and Control Techniques for Self-Driving Urban Vehicles" appeared in the first issue of IEEE transactions on Intelligent Vehicles.