Lara Crawford's research centers on the design of state-of-the-art control, planning, and optimization algorithms for real physical systems. Her current work encompasses modeling, control, and optimization in manufacturing and energy systems, the interface between planning and control, and the control and coordination of large-scale distributed systems.
Dr. Crawford holds a Ph.D. in biophysics and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an A.B. in physics from Harvard.
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