Yegeta Zeleke

Yegeta Zeleke

What are you researching?

My research is on design of cyber-physical systems that utilize hybrid control to switch between models whose accuracy is impacted by their computational burden. In particular, my research focuses on the modeling analysis and design of CPS that utilizes predictive method for trajectory synthesis under static and dynamical constraints. This research can be applied to multiple areas ranging from automotive industry to video game industry. In our recent work, we used the techniques developed for control system to be applied to action video games such as flappybird and Mario. The application is broad by which we can apply this system in safety critical systems such as robotics and drones, medical systems such as insulin monitoring system, chemical and mining industries and the like.

What do you like about the Baskin School of Engineering?

The great thing about Baskin School of Engineering is the fact that it provide great mentorship and easy transition to graduate programs. Most professors teach a seminar class by which undergraduates will take a two-unit class to get themselves introduced to a particular are of research in a specific lab. This provides a first hand opportunity to experience and get involved in research.

Do you have a dream job or a goal for after college?

I plan to work in tech industry in developing new products that help humanity

What do you like to do for fun?

In my spare time, I love playing soccer.

Department: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Program: 
Ph.D., computer engineering
Place of Birth: 
Ethiopia
Undergraduate Institution: 
UC Santa Cruz
Graduate Institution: 
UC Santa Cruz
Advisor: 
Ricardo Sanfelice