About Me

I'm a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Alejandro Ribeiro. My research interests include optimization and control of dynamical systems. In particular, I am applying time varying optimization tools to Model Predictive Control and developing optimization algorithms for nonconvex problems. In the recent past, I have worked on the design of motion planning strategies that allow a robot to find the source of a given signal while avoiding the obstacles in the environment.

Before coming to Philadelphia, I received my BS in Electrical Engineering from The School of Engineering at Univerisity of the Republic


In person :306 Moore Building
Skype :spaternain
Cell :267 241 9744
email :spater@seas.upenn.edu
mail:Dept. of Electrical & Systems Engineering
 University of Pennsylvania
 Office 407 B
 3401 Walnut St
 Philadelphia, PA 19104