Faculty Profiles

Sylvia Herbert

Assistant Professor, MAE
Faculty-Affiliate, CSE
Faculty-Affiliate, ECE

New techniques for safety and efficiency in autonomous systems

Herbert focuses on developing new techniques for safety and efficiency in autonomous systems. She has developed methods for scalable safety and real-time decision making that draw from control theory, cognitive science, and reinforcement learning, and which are backed by both rigorous theory and physical testing on robotic platforms. 

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Sylvia Herbert is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego. She completed her PhD at UC Berkeley with Professor Claire Tomlin. At UCSD she runs the Safe Autonomous Systems Lab within the Contextual Robotics Institute. She is the recipient of the ONR  Young Investigator Award, Amazon Robotics Award, NSF GRFP, a UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, and the UC Berkeley Demetri Angelakos Memorial Achievement Award for Altruism.

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The Safe Autonomous Systems Lab