Nikolai Matni

Nikolai Matni

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)


Honors and Awards:  Best Student Paper Award (as co-advisor) - IEEE American Control Conference - 2017, Everhart Lecture Series speaker - California Institute of Technology - 2016, Best Student Paper Award - IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - 2013 (first ever sole-author winner), NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship - NSERC - 2008-2012

Research Expertise: Robust, Optimal, and Distributed Control, Optimization, Machine and Reinforcement Learning

Nikolai Matni is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. Prior to joining Penn, Nikolai was a postdoctoral scholar in EECS at UC Berkeley. He has also held a position as a postdoctoral scholar in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. He received his Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems from Caltech in June 2016. He also holds B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His research interests broadly encompass the use of learning, optimization, and control in the design and analysis of safety-critical and data-driven cyber-physical systems.

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