Maggie Wang

Maggie Wang

robotics, space exploration, photography, writing


I am an incoming PhD student in Stanford Aeronautics and Astronautics. Previously, I worked on autonomous drones at Skydio and graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Physics and S.M. in Computer Science. I am drawn to the interdisciplinary nature of robotics, and I am particularly interested in motion planning, control theory, nonlinear optimization, computer vision, and deep learning. My experience with robotics includes perception systems for robot manipulation, motion planning for satellites, embedded systems for smart home thermostats, and path planning for fixed-wing planes.

My mission is to use robotics and physics to learn more about our amazing universe and further our collective consciousness. I am passionate about applying an engineering mindset to a variety of fields—such as improving the environment to combat global warming, deploying autonomous robots for deep space exploration, developing brain-computer interfaces to unlock our intellectual potential, building smart cities that save energy and improve quality of life, and creating economic policies that reduce inequality. I care deeply about educational empowerment, and I hope to give back to my community by mentoring young people pursuing STEM fields.

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