Thomas Lew

I am a research scientist at the Toyota Research Institute, where I develop decision-making algorithms for autonomous systems. My research leverages tools from optimal and stochastic control, differential geometry, and machine learning, revealing insights for designing fast and reliable methods with optimality, accuracy, and adaptation guarantees. It was deployed on drones, spacecraft and Mars rover testbeds, rockets, and mobile robotic manipulators.

Previously, I received my PhD from Stanford University advised by Marco Pavone, completed research internships at Google Brain and NASA JPL, and studied at ETH Zurich and EPFL.

My Research

Some problems I have been working on: