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Emily Jensen





I am a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University College of Engineering, advised by Professor Laurent Lessard


2015 University of California, Berkeley

B.S. in Engineering Mathematics & Statistics

2020 University of California, Santa Barbara

M.S./ Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dissertation: Topics in Optimal Distributed Control

Dissertation Committee: Bassam Bamieh (chair), John C. Doyle, Joao Hespanha, Shivkumar Chandrasekaran

Research Experience

2016 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Research & Instructional Assistant

Controls & Dynamical Systems


2016 UC Regents Graduate Fellowship, University of California

2019 Amelia Earhart Graduate Fellowship, Zonta International

Peer Reviewed Publications

A complete list is available here


October 2020 Structured Closed-Loop Design vs. Structured Controller Design, Invited Presentation for Lund University Controls Seminar

January 2020 On the Gap between SLS & Structured Controller Design: The Case of Relative Feedback, 2020 SoCal Controls Workshop, UC San Diego

Service & Outreach

2018-Present Volunteer, Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara

  • Homework help volunteer at teen center