Bérénice Mettler

Berenice

Bérénice Mettler

Adjunct Associate Professor,
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

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Education

Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 1996
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
Post Doc, Mass. Institute of Technology, Lab for Information and Decision Systems, 2004

Professional Background

2016 to present: Adjunct Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics and Control Science & Dynamical Systems Center, University of Minnesota

2013 to August 2016: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics and Control Science & Dynamical Systems Center, University of Minnesota

2006 - 2013: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics and Control Science & Dynamical Systems Center, University of Minnesota

2004 - 2005: Research Scientist, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001 - 2004: Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001: Postdoctoral Associate, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

1997 - 2001: Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University

Biography

Professor Mettler’s research focuses on guidance of aerial vehicles in challenging tasks and environments, with an emphasis on algorithms for autonomous guidance and human interactive guidance. She runs the Interactive Guidance and Control Lab (IGCL), with the primary aim of developing formal methods for the system-wide study of human, human-assisted, and autonomous control of vehicles. Some of Dr. Mettler’s specific research includes real-time planning and decision making for dynamic systems; the system integration of control, planning, and perceptual functions; and the principles of cognitive functions involved in spatial reasoning and adaptation. Her work involves an interdisciplinary approach, combining theory of controls and dynamics with psychology and neurosciences. She is affiliated with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Cognitive Sciences.

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