Claire Walton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Claire Walton


  • Machine Learning
  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Numerical Linear Algebra

Research Interests

  • Computational optimal control
  • Robust control of nonlinear systems
  • Parameter uncertainty
  • Machine learning in real-time control applications
  • Largescale systems: empirical observability
  • real-time optimization
  • Scalable swarm tactics
  • Autonomous vehicle path planning for mobile sensors
  • optimal search
  • energy-efficient path planning for endurance flight


  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California Santa Cruz, 2015.