Lab

 

The Hybrid Systems Laboratory (HSL) at the Department of Computer EngineeringUniversity of California at Santa Cruz, focuses on the analysis of hybrid dynamical systems and the design of hybrid feedback control algorithms. The research approach is mainly theoretical with numerical validation via simulations (though experimental validations of findings at an on-site testbed are performed at times). Particular emphasis is given to dynamical systems with nonlinear hybrid dynamics, cyber-physical systems, and feedback systems with decision-making strategies emerging in the areas of robotics, aerospace, power systems, and biology.

For details and application procedures, please go here.

 

Director

Ricardo G. Sanfelice, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street  MS:SOE3
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 

Tel: (831) 459-1016
Url: http://hybrid.soe.ucsc.edu
Email: r...@ucsc.edu
 

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Berk Altin, Ph.D.

Email: berkaltin@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 


 

Graduate Students 

 

Sumukh Atreya

M.S. Student
Email: satreya@ucsc.edu

                                                       

 

 

Jun Chai

Ph.D. Student
Email: jchai3@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

 

 

Marcello Guarro

Ph.D. Student
Email: mguarro@soe.ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

  

Hyejin Han

Ph.D. Student
Email: hhan7@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

 

Dawn Hustig-Schultz

Ph.D. Student
Email: dhustigs@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

 

Daniel Lavell

M.S. Student
Email: dlavell@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

 

 

 

BharaniPrabha Malladi

Ph.D. Student
Email: malladi@email.arizona.edu

                                                        

 

 

Sean Phillips

Ph.D. Student
Email: seaphill@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

 

Nathalie Risso

Ph.D. Student
Email: nrisso@email.arizona.edu

                                                        

 

 

 

Ryan Rodriguez

Ph.D. Student
Email: ryarodri@ucsc.edu

                                                        

                                                        

 

Brendan Short

Ph.D. Student
Email: beshort@ucsc.edu

                                                        

                                                        

 

Yegeta Zeleke

Ph.D. Student
Email: yzeleke@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 
 

Undergraduate Students 

Jeremy Crowley

Robotics Student (B.S.)
Email: jcrowley@ucsc.edu

                                                        

                                                        

 

Angela Rodriguez

Engineering Student (B.S.)
Email: anamrodr@ucsc.edu

                                                        

 

 

Alumni

Dr. Francesco Ferrante (Postdoc 2016 - 2017), Gipsa-lab, France.

Kevin-Patxi Le Bras (M.S. 2017), now at InspecTools.

Calvin John (B.S. 2017), now at UCLA.

Dr. Pedro Casau (Ph.D. 2017), now at Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.

Dr. Jeffery Koessler (Ph.D. 2017), now at Raytheon.

Dr. Pablo Nanez (Ph.D. 2017), now at Carnegie Mellon University@ Robotics Institute.

Dr. Yuchun Li (Ph.D. 2016), now at Quad Analytix.

Alexander Jacobs (M.S. 2013), now at Understory.

Xiaolu Tian (M.S. 2013), now at Shandong Luneng Intelligence Technology Co, Ltd, China.

Qin Shu (M.S. 2013).

Manuel Robles (M.S. 2012), now at Northrop Grumman.

David Copp (B.S. 2011), now at UCSB.

 

Visitors

Giulia Zucchini, Graduate student, University of Bologna, Itlay. Augest 2017 - March 2018.

Luca Torquati, Graduate student, Universita Di Trento, Italy. September 2016 - March 2017.

Dr. Laurent Praly, Professor, ParisTech, Ecole des Mines, France. August 2016.

Dr. Stephan Trenn, Jun.-Prof., Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany. August 2016.

Dr. Jonathan Sprinkle, Associate Professor, University of Arizona, United States. August 2016.

Dr. Benjamin Biemond, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium. August 2016.

Dr. Nathan Van De Wouw, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. August 2016.

Dr. Xuyang Lou, Associate Professor, Jiangnan University, P.R. China. July 2014 - February 2015.

Pablo Nanez, Graduate student, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. August 2012 - present.

Francesco Ferrante, Graduate student, LAAS, Toulouse, France. July 2014 - August 2014.

Pedro Casau, Graduate student, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal. September 2011 - December 2011. April 2013 - June 2013.

Francesco Fichera, Graduate Student, LAAS, Toulose, France. January 2013 - March 2013.

Thomas Theunisse, Graduate student, Tu/e, The Netherlands. August 2012 - December 2012.

Dr. Roberto Naldi, Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, Italy. October 2010.

Qian Ye, Graduate student, Jiangnan University, China. September 2010 - September 2011.

 

Interest in Our Research?

Thank you for your interest in the research at the Hybrid Systems Lab!

If you would like to be consider for a position in our lab, I suggest the following:

  1. Read the first 15 pages of the article [34] at the "publications" page of our website (https://hybrid.soe.ucsc.edu/biblio) to get a better idea of our work.
  2. Read the section "Simulation in Matlab/Simulink" of article [34].
  3. Download the simulator files in the "software" page of our website (https://hybrid.soe.ucsc.edu/software) and simulate a hybrid system that you are interested in.

You are also encouraged to read other papers, project descriptions, etc. posted at our website.

Then, email me a report in pdf format with the following sections:

- A one-page summary describing your interests on theoretical research (call this section "Research Interests").
- A one-page summary describing the relationship of your interests and the research at the Hybrid Systems Lab, and your initial ideas on the problems you would like to work on (call this section "Preliminary Research Plan").
- A detailed description of the system you simulated in 3) above, including simulation results and an explanation of those simulation results (call this section "Initial Results").
- A description of your qualifications. Please include a list of publications, reports, monographs, etc. you have written and attach to your email copies of two representative ones (call this section "Qualifications").

Your submission will be reviewed and a response will be provided as time allows.  Thank you in advance for your submission.