Carmen Amo Alonso

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My name is Carmen Amo Alonso and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Control and Dynamical Systems at the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech, where I work under the advice of Prof. John Doyle. During the spring 2022, I will be interning at Tesla.

Broadly, my research focuses on robust and distributed optimal control for large-scale networks, as well as in and the applications to computational linguistics and biology. I am working with Prof. Nikolai Matni (UPenn) and Prof. James Anderson (Columbia University) on Distributed and Localized Model Predictive Control via System Level Synthesis, and I collaborate with Dr. Shih-Hao Tseng on a parallel implementation of these algorithms in the GPU. I also work with Prof. Lior Patcher on developing computational tools to answer fundamental questions in linguistics.

During my PhD I have been honored to recieve a D. E. Shaw Exploration Fellowship and an Amazon/Caltech AI4Science Fellowship. Prior to starting my Ph.D., I recieved a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic Univeristy of Madrid in 2016 and a M.Sc. in Space Engineering from Caltech in 2017.