Frank Permenter

Frank Permenter 

I'm a research scientist at the Toyota Research Institute. I received my Ph.D. from MIT in 2017, where I was advised by Prof. Pablo Parrilo and Prof. Russ Tedrake. I received my BS from the University of Houston and MS from Stanford, both in Electrical Engineering. From 2004-2007, I developed flight software for the International Space Station, implementing algorithms that continuously regulate the attitude (orientation) of the space station. From 2007-2011, I codeveloped Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space. My current research interests include optimization and control and their applications to autonomous vehicles.



Publications and Preprints


frlib -- a pre-processing tool for SDP using techniques described here