Murat Arcak is a professor at U.C. Berkeley in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department. His research is in dynamical systems and control theory with applications to synthetic biology, multi-agent systems, and transportation. He received the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2006, the Control and Systems Theory Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2007, and the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2014. He is a member of SIAM and a fellow of IEEE.
Chris Meissen is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Packard and Dr. Murat Arcak. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical system analysis, robust and nonlinear control theory, and large-scale optimization. Prior to starting the Ph.D. program he worked in automotive industry and software development.Andrew Packard is a professor at U.C. Berkeley in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His research covers robust control, quantitative nonlinear systems analysis, and optimization. He is an author of the Robust Control toolbox distributed by Mathworks. The Meyer sound X-10 loudspeaker utilizes novel feedback control circuitry developed by his research group. He is a recipient of the campus Distinguished Teaching Award, the 1995 Eckman Award, the 2005 IEEE Control System Technology Award, and a 2007 IEEE Fellow.