# Jared F. Miller

Convex Optimization, Nonlinear Systems, Control Theory, (Semi) Algebraic Geometry

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Automatic Control Lab, ETH Zurich, in the research group of Prof. Roy Smith. My thesis topic involved peak estimation and safety analysis (e.g. speed of a car, height of an aircraft, distance to an obstacle) through the use of occupation measures. My other branch of research involves data-driven control, including when the system is contaminated with a combination of input, measurement, and process noise (such as flying a drone with faulty motors and sensors on a windy day).

I received a Bachelors (EE) and a Masters (EE/CE) degree from Northeastern University in 2018, and a PhD (EE) degree from Northeastern University in 2023 (advised by Mario Sznaier). I have always been interested in applied mathematics, and was introduced to control theory and sparsity during my co-op at ASML (Veldhoven, NL) in 2016. I learned about convex optimization as part of Mario Sznaier’s course Big Data, Sparsity, and Control in 2017, for which I later became a teaching assistant.

## news

Mar 28, 2024 | I was interviewed in the IEEE Control Systems Magazine Ph.D.s in Control column about my thesis work in peak estimation. |
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Mar 26, 2024 | Our paper about Low-Order System Identification using Sum-of-Rational Optimization (with M. Abdalmoaty, M. Yin, R. S. Smith) was accepted to the 2024 IFAC Symposium on System Identification in Boston. |

Mar 15, 2024 | I will be visiting the Laboratoire Signaux & Systèmes (L2S) in Paris-Saclay between April 11-12, and will be discussing research about risk estimation of stochastic processes. |

Mar 1, 2024 | Our paper about Peak Estimation of Rational Dynamical Systems (with R. S. Smith) was accepted to the 2024 European Control Conference in Stockholm. |

Feb 25, 2024 | I will be presenting work about maximizing slice-volumes of semialgebraic sets attending the Moments and Polynomials: Applications and Theory conference at the University of Konstanz from March 11-14. |