Khai Nguyen

MS Research @ CMU


I am a first-year student the MS in Mechanical Engineeringā€“Research program at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy (CMU). I am advised by Zac Manchester as a member of the Robotic Exploration Lab, in the Robotics Institute. I am working on trajectory optimization and model predictive control (MPC) for autonomous vehicles.

I am currently a Vingroup Scholar with the mission to lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future.

Previously, I graduated with a BS in Control Engineering and Automation (Talent Program) from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) where I was advised by Prof. Phuong Nam Dao. My undergraduate research focused on the intersection of control theory and reinforcement learning. Besides, I have two years of experience with Viettel Aerospace Institute as an Autopilot Engineer, where I collaborated with multiple teams on high-speed aerial vehicle development.


Dec, 2022 I accomplished my first semester at CMU, check out my projects. :dog:
Sep, 2022 I joined Zac Manchester in the Robotic Exploration (REx) Lab. :rocket:
Aug, 2022 I started my graduate study at Carnegie Mellon University. :sparkles: