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Zixin ZhangPhD StudentMechanical EngineeringAdviser: Todd Murphey

I am interested in the motion planning and control of hybrid dynamic systems. Specifically, my research employs data-driven methods to model these systems and utilizes optimization-based approaches for designing planning and control algorithms. Additionally, I use mathematical tools, such as the Koopman operator, to analyze hybrid dynamic systems. Prior to joining Northwestern, I focused on achieving agile locomotion in quadrupedal robots through trajectory optimization and model predictive control.

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2023
B.Eng. in Robotics Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2021
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