Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Sam Coogan received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2015, he was a postdoctoral research engineer at Sensys Networks, Inc., and in 2012, he was a research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Before joining Georgia Tech in 2017, he was an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at UCLA from 2015–2017. He received the Eli Jury Award from UC Berkeley EECS in 2016 for "outstanding achievement in the area of systems, communications, control, or signal processing," the Leon O. Chua Award from UC Berkeley EECS in 2014 for "outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science," and the best student paper award at the 2015 Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control conference.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Autonomous systems
  • Transportation networks
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Control theory
  • Formal methods

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Eli Jury Award from EECS Department, UC Berkeley for “outstanding achievement in the area of systems, communications, control, or signal processing,” 2016
  • Best Student Paper, 2015 Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control
  • Leon O. Chua Award from EECS Department, UC Berkeley for “outstanding achievement in an area of nonlinear science,” 2014

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • S. Coogan, M. Arcak, and C. Belta, “Formal methods for control of traffic flow: Automated control synthesis from finite state transition models,” IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 37, pp. 109-128, Apr 2017.
  • S. Coogan, C. Flores, and P. Varaiya, “Traffic predictive control from low-rank structure,” Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 97, pp. 1-22, Mar. 2017.
  • S. Coogan, E. Kim, G. Gomes, M. Arcak, and P. Varaiya, “Offset optimization in signalized traffic networks via semidefinite relaxation,” Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, vol. 100, pp. 82-92, June 2017.
  • S. Coogan, A. A. Kurzhanskiy, and M. Arcak, “Mixed monotonicity of partial first-in-first-out traffic flow models,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 7611–7616, 2016.
  • S. Coogan, “Separability of Lyapunov functions for contractive monotone systems,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2184-2189, 2016.