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Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Email: Spring.Berman@asu.edu
Phone: (480)965-4431
Office: ERC 375 (Map)
Web: faculty.engineering.asu.edu/acs/

Bio

Spring M. Berman is an assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and graduate faculty in Computer Science at Arizona State University.  Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science at Harvard University (2010-2012).  She received the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2010, respectively.  She received the B.S.E. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a Certificate in Robotics and Intelligent Systems from Princeton University in 2005.  Her research interests include the modeling, analysis, control, and optimization of multi-robot systems, including robotic swarms; the analysis of collective behaviors in biology; and biologically-inspired control of distributed systems.

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (GPA: 4.0/4.0) May 2010

M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics May 2008
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

B.S.E., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Summa Cum Laude (GPA: 3.86/4.0) May 2005
Certificate, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Research Interests

Modeling, analysis, control, and optimization of multi-robot systems including robotic swarms; analysis of collective behaviors in biology and biologically-inspired control of distributed systems

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science

Honors and Awards

  •  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2007-2010)
  •  National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (2005-2007)
  •  University of Pennsylvania Ashton Scholarship (2005-2010)
  •  Participant in the NSF ADVANCE Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop at Rice University;
  • 71 participants were selected from >1000 applicants (2009)
  •  Sau-Hai Lam *58 Prize in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Princeton University (2005)
  •  Co-winner, Grolier Discovery Award; poetry collection published by Grolier Poetry Press (2012)