Dr. Claus Danielson


Assistant Professor


Mechanical Engineering

Describe your research in about 200 words.

My research interests are in optimization, planning, and control. My specialty is developing methods for exploiting structure in large-scale or complex control and optimization problems. I have applied my research to a variety of fields including robotics, autonomous driving, heating ventilation and air conditioning, energy storage networks, adaptive optics, spacecraft guidance and control, atomic force microscopy, and cancer treatment.

What’s the most interesting thing you have learned from a student?

My research on control/optimization for cancer treatment came from a group of passionate students who taught me about hyperthermal therapy for tumor ablation.