Mac Schwager

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Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Multi-robot Systems Lab (MSL)
Ph.D. MIT, 2009
M.S. MIT, 2005
B.S. Stanford, 2000

I study distributed algorithms for control, estimation, and learning in groups of robots and animals. Here are a few of my current and past research topics:

  • Distributed controllers for the deployment of mobile sensor networks

  • System identification of biological group phenomena from data

  • Agile multi-robot control over multi-hop networks with time delays

  • Persistent monitoring and persistent environmental sampling with robots

  • Information based active sensing and estimation

You can read about these topics in more detail in the research section, or read some of my papers. You can also visit the website of my lab, the Multi-robot Systems Lab (MSL) at BU.

Jul 28, 2015
I am thrilled to be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Stanford Aeronautics and Astronautics Department in September 2015.

Jul 28, 2015
We had two papers accepted to CDC in Osaka Japan, December 2015.



schwager (at) bu (dot) edu