Faculty Profile

Sylvia Herbert

Faculty, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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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Before joining the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego, Herbert earned her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2020. 

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