Will Sharpless

Will Sharpless

Bioengineering
Research Description

Will Sharpless is a PhD student in Bioengineering at UCSD. His interests revolve around control and optimization in nonlinear, stochastic systems for autonomous devices in robotics, medicine and economics. He is particularly captivated by the graphs underlying differential systems and how their topology influences stability. He also generally enjoys employing learning methods in these spaces. As an undergraduate, Will studied applied math and biology at UC Berkeley, during which he discovered a fascination for the theory of nonlinear systems and control that arose in the metabolic networks and cellular ecology that led him to his studies today. When away from work, Will is likely running, reading, or listening to music.