Mathew Halm




I’m broadly interested in applying numerical optimization to fundamental problems in robotics. Recently, I’ve been searching for ways to model frictional contact that allow robots to efficiently use it.

I am currently a doctoral candidate in the MEAM department and the GRASP Lab at Penn. I work in the DAIR Laboratory, where I am advised by Prof. Michael Posa. Previously, I was an Electrical Engineering undergraduate at UIUC, where I wrote an undergraduate thesis advised by Prof. Seth Hutchinson. I have also worked at Blue Origin, LinkedIn, and Riverbed.