Frank Permenter

I am a graduate student in the EECS department at MIT. My advisors are Prof. Pablo Parrilo and Prof. Russ Tedrake. I am a member of the Robot Locomotion Group, CSAIL, and LIDS.

In 2006, I received the Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston. In 2010, I received a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford.

From 2004-2007, I was a member of the guidance, navigation, and control flight software team for the International Space Station. During this time, I implemented algorithms that continuously regulate the flight attitude (orientation) of the space station. I contributed to three official software releases uplinked to the space station.

From 2007-2011, I was a member of the Robonaut 2 team at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Robonaut 2 is a robotic astronaut and flew to the International Space Station on the final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery.

My current research interests include semidefinite programming and algebraic methods and their applications to robotics.


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