Sam Coogan

PhD Candidate in EECS
UC Berkeley

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About Me

PhD Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley
E-mail: sam[dot]coogan[at]berkeley[dot]edu
Advisor: Prof. Murat Arcak


I am a PhD candidate working with Dr. Murat Arcak in the Networked Dynamical Systems Group. My research is funded in part by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

I graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Electrical Engineering in May, 2010 and received a MS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley in May, 2012. I expect to complete my PhD in 2015.

During Summer 2012, I interned at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and I was a visiting scholar at the Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems at Lund University, Sweden during October 2012. At UC Berkeley, I received the Leon O. Chua Award for “outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science” in 2014. I received the best student paper award at the 2015 Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control conference. My Erdős number is 4.

Research Interests

My interests lie at the intersection of control theory, nonlinear and hybrid systems theory, formal methods, and optimization. By drawing on these domains, my research develops scalable tools for verification and design of networked cyber-physical systems, and I apply these tools to create efficient and intelligent transportation systems.