Hello

I'm Patrick Varin,
a Computer Science PhD Student

Cambridge, MA

Mission

Bringing robots into the real world by designing efficient algorithms for robust control and estimation.

Experience

Student Researcher

Harvard University

2016-Present

Designing algorithms for robust control and estimation in the context of robotics.

Product Manager

Facebook

2014-2016

Led teams of engineers, designers, and data analysts to build products across all Facebook interfaces. Teams incuded Notifications, Commerce and Ads, and News Feed

Teacher's Assistant

Olin College

2011-2014

Teacher's assistant for classes including: Modeling and Control, Real World Measurements, Signals and Systems, and Partial Differential Equations. Held supplemental lectures, office hours, and graded homework and quizzes.

Research Assistant

University of Notre Dame

2013

Designed and built mechanical and software systems for hyper-realistic robotic mannequins for use with medical training--several patents submitted.

Research Assistant

University of Minnesota

2012

Studied stability in a dynamic model of chemotaxis. Discovered new modes of colony formation in systems of bacteria and published results.

Research Assistant

Olin College

Studied the dynamics of angiogenesis and the effects of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension on blood vessel adaptation.

Education

Computer Science PhD Candidate

Harvard University

2016-Present

Studying optimal control for robotics, specifically robust control and estimation through contact.

B.S. Engineering: Robotics

Olin College of Engineering

2010-2014

Olin College of Engineering Class of 2014. Graduated with a degree in Engineering with a concentration in Robotics.

Publications

Invasion Fronts and Pattern Formation in a Model of Chemotaxis in One and Two Dimensions

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online - 2013