Richard Linares

Richard Linares

Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor

Contact

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
33-328 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Academic Degrees

2014, Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; 2011, M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo; 2009, B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo

Honors and Awards

AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Award, 2018; Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2013; Vela Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2012; Space Scholar, United States Air Force Research Laboratory, 2010 and 2011; Nasa Space Grant Research Fellowship, 2010; Zimmer Award for Undergraduate Research, University at Buffalo, 2008

Society Memberships

American Astronautical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Positions Held at MIT

Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, July 2018 — present

Positions Held outside MIT

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2015 – 2018; Postdoctoral Associate, United States Naval Observatory (USNO), Washington D.C., 2014 – 2015; Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 2013 – 2015; Visiting Researcher, United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Maui High Performance Computing, Maui, HI, May-July 2014; Visiting Researcher, United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM, 2012 – 2013; Research Aerospace Engineer, Calspan-University at Buffalo Research Center (CUBRC Inc.), Buffalo, NY, 2010 – 2012; Graduate Research Assistant, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Sep-May 2010

Specialization and Research Interests

Astrodynamics, space situational awareness, satellite guidance and navigation, estimation and controls, optimal control, reinforcement learning

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