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Emily Jensen



Emily Jensen received a B.S. Degree in Engineering Mathematics & Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015, after which she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. She received a Ph.D. degree in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a focus in Optimal Distributed Control in 2020. She is the recipient of the UC Regents’ Graduate Fellowship (2016), and of the Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship (2019). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University, advised by Professor Laurent Lessard. Her research interests include

Current Research Projects:

  • Localized Control of PDEs
  • Structured Controller Design in the context of System Level Synthesis

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In my spare time I volunteer at the teen center of Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara. I also enjoy yoga, painting, crocheting, and hiking with my dog Paisley.