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Sunberg, Zachary Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Zachary Sunberg's research focuses on decision making under uncertainty to enable safe and efficient autonomous vehicle operation. Specifically, his primary current focus is on problems where uncertainty is the most difficult aspect of the problem, primarily focusing on the partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) formalism. His most significant contributions are in the area of online POMDP planning.

keywords

  • markov decision processes, partially observable markov decision processes, MDP, POMDP, human robot interaction, self-driving cars, urban air mobility, advanced air mobility, unmanned aerial vehicles

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Teaching

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  • ASEN 4018 - Senior Projects 1: Design Synthesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Focuses on the synthesis of technical knowledge, project management, design process, leadership, and communications within a team environment. Students progress through the design process beginning with requirements development, then preliminary design and culminating with critical design. Offered fall only.
  • ASEN 4028 - Senior Projects 2: Design Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Focuses on the fabrication, integration, verification and validation of designs produced in ASEN 4018. Students work within the same teams from ASEN 4018. Offered spring only.
  • ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
  • ASEN 6519 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.

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