Mathew Halm

Roboticist

Mathew Halm

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I’m broadly interested in applying numerical optimization to modeling, estimation, planning, and control problems in robotics. Recently, I’ve been obsessed with discovering lean representations of frictional contact that are tractable to analyze.

I am currently a doctoral student in the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics department and the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. I work in the Dynamic Autonomy & Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, where I am advised by Prof. Michael Posa. Previously, I was an Electrical Engineering undergraduate at UIUC, where I built rockets with Student Space Systems and wrote an undergraduate thesis advised by Prof. Seth Hutchinson. I have also worked at Blue Origin, LinkedIn, and Riverbed.