FICS Research welcomes new faculty members

Please join us all at FICS Research in welcoming our two new faculty members: Dr. Yu Wang and Dr. Christopher “Chrispy” Petersen.

Dr. Wang (pictured top left) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to this, he held a Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.S. in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His primary research focus lies in the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of automated system design, with a specific emphasis on security and privacy.    More information can be found here

Dr. Christopher “Chrispy” Petersen (pictured bottom right) is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. His research interests lie in anything related to space guidance, navigation, control, and autonomy, with a particular focus on making techniques real-time implementable and usable for operators. Dr. Chrispy Petersen earned his Ph.D. (2016) & MS (2014) in Spacecraft Dynamics & Control in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.  Before that, he earned his BS summa cum laude in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University (2012), with minors in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Music Performance. His research includes: Exploring and exploiting spacecraft dynamics, Advanced guidance, navigation, control and autonomy (GNCA),  Real-time computationally aware optimization for spacecraft, and Immersive human-satellite interfaces. More information can be found here.