Stephen Chen

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2nd year PhD student
University of California, San Diego
Mechanical Engineering - Control Systems and Dynamics


I am a 2nd year PhD student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of California, San Diego. My primary research interests lie in the field of control and dynamical systems with additional interests in the broader spectrum of information sciences (optimization, signal processing, estimation and statistics, communications) and mathematics.

I currently work in the Nonlinear and Adaptive Control laboratory under Professor Miroslav Krstic. My current research interest is in boundary control and estimation of distributed parameter systems, with applications into lithium ion batteries and energy storage.


  • B.S. with Dean's Honors (2013) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley

membership positions

  • IEEE

  • IEEE Control Systems Society

  • IEEE Communications Society

  • SAE

  • Eta Kappa Nu