I am a second year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I am also pursuing a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Wharton School of Business. I am advised by Prof. Rahul Mangharam.

I received M.Sc. degree in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2015 and B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 2012. I did my Master’s Thesis at the Mercedes Benz Research and Development in Stuttgart, Germany in joint collaboration with Prof. Chistopher Onder at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. At ETH Zurich, I also worked at the Automatic Control Lab in Prof. Manfred Morari’s group. I was an Intern at ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland. ABB was kind enough to feature me on their webpage :)

My research interests include Machine Learning, Control Theory, Optimization and Statistics applied to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). My current research focuses on Data Predictive Control (DPC) which is a framework for control with data-driven models, and Interactive Analytics (IAX), the Siri for Building Energy Management. More details available here.

You can reach me at achinj@seas.upenn.edu.