Miki Szmuk

Michael (Miki) Szmuk

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  • B.Sc in Aerospace Engineering, UT Austin, 2010
  • M.Sc in Aerospace Engineering, UT Austin, 2013
  • Ph.D in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2019


Miki is a senior PhD student in the field of Guidance, Navigation, & Control, and would best describe himself as a full-stack controls engineer. His research has involved development of embedded quad-rotors and rovers, development of low-level feedback control architectures, and development real-time trajectory optimization algorithms. He also very much enjoys teaching control theory.

Research Interests

  • Feedback control
  • Real-time trajectory optimization
  • Embedded systems



  • 2017 AIAA GNC Conference Best Presentation
  • 2016 AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics Excellent Reviewer
  • 2009 NASA JSC Outstanding NASA JSC Intern Award