John Lathrop

Ph.D. student at Caltech

About Me

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology.

My research interests are in control theory, optimization, and machine learning. My current work uses reinforcement learning to perform dynamical decision-making.

My research is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. I received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 2021.

At Caltech, I work in the Autonomous Robotics and Control Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Soon-Jo Chung.