Chris Meissen
UC Berkeley Engineering
About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. I am advised by Andy Packard and Murat Arcak and work in the Berkeley Center for Control and Identification (BCCI). My primary research interests are analysis and control of networked systems, uncertainty quantification, and large-scale distributed optimization. My minors are in Mathematics and Optimization.

Previously, I received a B.S. from Kansas State University and a M.S. from Colorado State University, both in Mechanical Engineering. After completing my M.S. I worked for two years at OptimumG, a vehicle dynamics consulting and software development company.

Technical Interests

  • Stability, performance, and safety certification of interconnected systems
  • Nonlinear, robust, and model-based control system design
  • Convex optimization and semidefinite programming
  • Semialgebraic geometry and sum of squares programming
  • Machine learning and data analytics


  • UC Berkeley Graduate Divison Block Grant Award
  • UC Berkeley Outstanding GSI Award
  • Colorado Graduate Grant
  • Kansas State Presidential Scholarship and Engineering Scholarship
  • National Merit Scholar Finalist and Scholarship Recipient


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University of California, Berkeley