Ph.D. Graduate Student
Computer Engineering, emphasis on Robotics and Control Systems.
University of California, Santa Cruz
email: dhustigs at ucsc dot edu
am currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Engineering at the University
of California, Santa Cruz. I earned a Master's degree in Computer
Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2017, and
a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of California,
Davis in 2014. Additionally, I earned a B.A. in Linguistics, with a
minor in Russian and East European Studies, from the University of
Wisconsin, Eau Claire in 2001, and I earned a Postgraduate Diploma in
Russian Language and Society from the University of Surrey in 2003.
master's thesis topic involved using genetic machine learning
algorithms for whole-body control of robots composed of both rigid and
soft materials, with many degrees of freedom. My current Ph.D. work,
advised by Ricardo Sanfelice, with the Hybrid Systems Laboratory,
involves the development of hybrid accelerated gradient descent
algorithms and analysis of the stability, robustness, and convergence
rate of such algorithms.