Zachary Potter

Department of Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz


I am currently a TA for CMPE 12: Computer Systems and Assembly Language.

My office hours for Fall 2018 are:

1:45 - 2:45 PM in the Graduate Student Commons (GSC), Room 206

The GSC is is open to all students and is located in the middle of Quarry Plaza across from the book store: Map

Academic Interests

My main interests are robotics, control theory, sensors, and computer architecture.

I am currently taking CMPE 118: Mechatronics, and it is a very interesting and fun hands-on class in which students build robots from scratch and then program them to compete with the other teams in the class. Here is a video of last year's final project: CMPE 118 Final Project


My Undergraduate Thesis

Other publications of interest:

Architectural Opportunities for Novel Dynamic EMI Shifting

Feedback Control of an Achiral Robotic Microswimmer

SeaSlug: A high-uptime, long-deployment mobile marine sensor platform


Some of my passions are rock climbing, backpacking, cooking, and playing video games.

I'm currently stoked to see the documentary, Free Solo, about Alex Honnold's ascent of El Capitan without using ropes or any other safety mechanisms.

Lately, my favorite video games have been The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, however, I also really enjoy the Fallout series.