Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Richard Linares
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact information
E-mail: rlinares@umn.edu;
linaresr@mit.edu
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Professor Linares's research interests are nonlinear estimation, Bayesian inference, uncertainty quantification, optimal control, and reinforcement learning. His recent work focuses on the development of methods relevant to Space Situational Awareness (SSA), swarming systems, and space exploration. He has applied these approaches to many practical aerospace problems; most notably orbital debris tracking and characterization, and precise satellite formation flight. He is also interested in applications in attitude determination and control problems, satellite guidance and navigation problems, orbit determination and prediction problems, and deep space exploration. 

Degrees

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2009
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2010
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2014

Experience

2018 - present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2015 - 2018: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2014 - 2015: Postdoctoral Associate, United States Naval Observatory (USNO), Washington D.C.
2013 - 2015: Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
May-July 2014: Visiting Researcher, United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Maui High Performance Computing, Maui, HI
2012 - 2013: Visiting Researcher, United States Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM
2010 - 2012: Research Aerospace Engineer, Calspan-University at Buffalo Research Center (CUBRC Inc.), Buffalo, NY
Sep-May 2010: Graduate Research Assistant, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY