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Sean Phillips is a Research Mechanical Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory in the Space Vehicles Directorate. He holds the title of Research Assistance Professor (LAT) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. He received his Ph.D in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of California – Santa Cruz in 2018. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2011 and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the same university specializing in Dynamics and Controls in 2013. In 2009, he joined the Hybrid Dynamics and Controls Lab where he received a NASA Space Grant in 2010. In 2010, he received an Undergraduate Research Grant from the University of Arizona Honors College. He received a Space Scholars Internship at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque N.M during the summers of 2011, 2012 and 2017. In 2014, he joined the Hybrid Systems Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2017, he received the Jack Baskin and Peggy Downes-Baskin Fellowship for his research on autonomous networked systems from the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz. ~CV

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Modeling, stability, robust control and observer design, and simulation of hybrid systems with applications to communication networks, multi-agent systems, aerospace/space systems, and biological modeling.

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PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2016-2017 Jack Baskin and Peggy Downes-Baskin Fellowship; UCSC Jack Baskin School of Engineering, 2017
  • Computer Engineering Summer 2016 Fellowship; UCSC Computer Engineering Department, 2016
  • Best Presentation in Session Award; AACC American Control Conference. Portland, OR 2014;
  • Best Presentation in Session Award; AACC American Control Conference. Washington, DC 2013;
  • 3rd Place in Design; ASME Human Powered Vehicle East Competition; Indianapolis, IN 2011

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in Robotics and Controls from University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA, Spring 2018.
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, Fall 2013.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ, Spring 2011.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Control Systems Society
  • Professional Member – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics