Web CV updated 9/7/2017. CV also available as a PDF.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (GPA 5.0/5.0)

Thesis: Extracting principles from biology for application to running robots
Advisor: Prof. Sangbae Kim, Major: Robot Design, Minor: Applied Mathematics

 

Cornell University

M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering (GPA 4.12/4.3)

 

Cornell University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude (GPA 3.96/4.3)

Cambridge, MA

Sep 2009 - Feb 2014

 

 

 

Ithaca, NY

Jan 2007 - Jun 2007

 

Ithaca, NY

Sep 2003 - Jan 2007

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

  1. Wilson, S., Gameros, R., Sheely, M., Lin, M., Dover, K., Gevorkyan, R., Haberland, M., Bertozzi, A., & Berman, S. (2016). Pheeno, A Versatile Swarm Robotic Research and Education Platform. Robotics and Automation Letters.

  2. Haberland, M., & Kim, S. (2015). On extracting design principles from biology: I. Method - General
    answers to high-level design questions for bioinspired robots
    . Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

  3. Haberland, M., & Kim, S. (2015). On extracting design principles from biology: II. Case study
    - The effect of knee direction on bipedal robot running efficiency
    . Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

  4. Karssen, J., Haberland, M., Wisse, M., & Kim, S. (2014). The effects of swing-leg retraction on running performance: analysis, simulation, and experiment. Robotica.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Li, H., Feng, C., Ehrhard, H., Shen, Y., Cobos, B., Zhang, F., Elamvazhuthi, K., Berman, S., Haberland, M., & Bertozzi, A. L. (2017). Decentralized Stochastic Control of Robotic Swarm Density: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. (accepted)

  2. Briggs, R., Lee, J., Haberland, M., & Kim, S. (2012). Tails in biomimetic design: Analysis, simulation, and experiment. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on (pp. 1473-1480).

  3. Haberland, M., Karssen, J. D., Kim, S., & Wisse, M. (2011). The effect of swing leg retraction on running energy efficiency. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on (pp. 3957-3962).

  4. Karssen, J. D., Haberland, M., Wisse, M., & Kim, S. (2011). The optimal swing-leg retraction rate for running. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 4000-4006).

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Horning, M., Lin, M., Srinivasan, S., Zou, S., Haberland, M., Yin, K., & Bertozzi, A. (2015). Compressed Sensing Environmental Mapping by an Autonomous Robot. Robotic Sensor Networks, Second International Workshop on, Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2015.

  2. Haberland, M., McClelland, H., Kim, S., & Hong, D. (2014). The effect of mass distribution on bipedal robot efficiency. Dynamic Walking 2014. (poster and abstract)

  3. Haberland, M. (2012). Extracting principles from biology for application to running robots using optimization. Dynamic Walking 2012. (presentation and abstract)

 

Theses/Reports

  1. Haberland, M. (2012). Extracting principles from biology for application to running robots. Ph.D. Thesis, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering, December 2013.

  2. Haberland, M. (2007). Balancing controller for a four-legged, bipedal walking robot. M.Eng. Report, Cornell University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, May 2007.

  3. Haberland, M. (2005). Electronic control of a two-dimensional, knee-less, bipedal robot.  Undergraduate research report, Cornell University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2005. 

Address:

77 Massachusetts Ave

Building 5, Room 017

Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Skype

matt.haberland

 

Email

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Awards and Honors

Academic Distinctions

Distinguished Teaching Award (UCLA Department of Mathematics)

MIT / Imperial College of London Global Fellow

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

Sibley School Outstanding Achievement Award

Sibley School Outstanding Senior Award

BOOM Research Conference People’s Choice Award

BOOM Research Conference Best in Show Sponsor Award

College of Engineering Dean’s List

 

Industry Distinctions

Team Bonus Award

Mariner Bonus Award

Engineer-in-Training (passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam)

 

Extracurricular Distinctions

William L. Stewart, Jr. Award (MIT, $1000)

Graduate Student Life Grant (MIT, $6400)

Graduate Student Life Grant (MIT, $3200)

Golden Beaver Award for Groups (MIT, $300)

Inaugural MIT Graduate Student Council Service Award (MIT)

Avery Allen Ashdown Student Leadership Award (MIT, $250)

Golden Key Senior Scholarship (Cornell, $500)

Sibley School Student Leadership Recognition Award (Cornell)

Jun 2017

Jan 2012

Apr 2010

May 2007

May 2007

Feb 2007

Mar 2006

2003-2006

 

 

Aug 2009

Aug 2008

Apr 2007

 

 

Apr 2013

Feb 2013

Apr 2012

May 2012

Sep 2012

Mar 2011

May 2007

May 2007

Experience

Research Experience

University of California, Los Angeles 

Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Program in Computing

Assessing and improving robot swarm distribution controllers in theory, simulation, and experiment. Developing machine learning techniques for classification of officer activity in LAPD body-worn video. Mentoring various undergraduate research projects.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Associate

Studied the effect of mass distribution on the energetic efficiency of bipedal robots. Supervised undergraduate and graduate research projects.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Assistant

Developed a framework for extracting principles from biology for application to robot design using techniques from rigid body dynamics, optimal control, and statistics.  Performed case studies on the effects of knee joint direction and type on biped energetic efficiency; tails on quadruped maneuverability; and swing leg retraction on energetic efficiency and stability.

 

Cornell University

Graduate Researcher

Developed a balancing controller for the Cornell Ranger walking robot.

 

Cornell University

Undergraduate Researcher

Designed and fabricated hardware and wrote software for the Cornell Ranger walking robot; implemented the first successful control system for the Cornell Marathon Walking Robot.

 

Teaching Experience

University of California, Los Angeles 

Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Program in Computing

Teaching computer programming, including first and second courses in C++ (PIC 10A, 2x; PIC 10B, 2x); an introduction to Java for students with some programming experience (PIC 20A, 7x); and a relatively advanced course in Python (PIC 16, 2x), an original course with a flipped classroom format. Class sizes have ranged from 30-120 students with one to four TAs. Median rating in effectiveness and helpfulness 8 out of 9 (75%+ response rate).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biomimetics, Biomechanics, and Bio-inspired Robots

Teaching Assistant

Designed and delivered a series of six 90-minute lectures on hybrid-dynamic robot simulation, optimal control, and biomimetic principle extraction. Created problem sets and lab activities, instructed labs, and held office hours.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introduction to Numerical Simulation

Teaching Assistant

Designed and delivered a 90-minute lecture on analysis of a numerical ordinary differential equation integration scheme.  Prepared problem sets and held office hours and review sessions.

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dynamics and Control I

Teaching Assistant / Instructor G

Taught two recitation sections, a responsibility normally reserved for professors for this course.  Prepared problem sets and held office hours and review sessions.

 

Cornell University

System Dynamics

Graduate Teaching Specialist

Led laboratory section. Developed and documented laboratory activities.

 

Industry Experience

NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Member of Technical Staff, Associate Level

Responsible for design, fabrication, and testing of the Contact Sensor / Stabilizer for the rock drill of Mars Science Laboratory. Led designers, analysts, and technicians in support of flight hardware delivery.

 

NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Co-op

Created brassboard (prototype) hardware for Mars Science Laboratory            

Designed, implemented, and presented test programs for Mars Science Laboratory

Los Angeles, CA

Jul 2014 - Present

Cambridge, MA

Jan 2013 - Jun 2014

 

Cambridge, MA

Sep 2009 - Dec 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ithaca, NY

Jan 2007 - May 2007

 

 

Ithaca, NY

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006

 

 

 

Los Angeles, CA

Jul 2014 - Present

Cambridge, MA

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

 

 

 

 

Cambridge, MA

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridge, MA

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Ithaca, NY

Jan 2007 - May 2007

 

 

 

 

Pasadena, CA

Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

 

 

 

 

Pasadena, CA

Jul 2006 - Aug 2006

Aug 2006 - Jan 2006

Service

Summer 2015

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Spring 2006 - Spring 2007

 

 

Spring 2010 - Spring 2011

Jul 2011

Jul 2010

Fall 2006

Apr 2007

 

 

Spring 2011 - Spring 2013

Spring 2010 - Spring 2011

Summer 2008 - Spring 2009

Fall 2007 - Spring 2009

Spring 2007

 

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

 

Academic Service

7th Int. Symp. on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (UCLA, Co-Chair)

MIT Corporation Joint Advisory Committee on Institute-Wide Affairs (MIT)

Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council (Cornell)

 

Professional Service

Graduate Association of Mechanical Engineers, MIT (Vice President)

MIT Women’s Technology Program Robotics Workshop

MIT Women’s Technology Program Robotics Workshop

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Cornell (President)

Expand Your Horizons Workshop for Girls

 

Extracurricular Service

Thirsty Ear Executive Committee (MIT, Chair)

Ashdown House Executive Committee (MIT, Chair)

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, Com. 769 (Co-Chair)

FIRST Robotics Team 2429 (Co-founder and Mentor)

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society (Cornell, Last Lecture Chair)

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Cornell, President)

National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Cornell, Vice President)

Cornell FIRST Club (Cornell, President)

Membership / Affiliation

 

2011

2006

2006

 

 

2006

2006

2005

2004

Professional Membership

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 

Extracurricular Membership

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Golden Key International Honor Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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