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M.Sc. Robert Lefringhausen

Short Biography

Since 03/2022 Research Assistant
Chair of Information-oriented Control
Technical University of Munich, Germany
04/2019 – 01/2022

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Focus: robotics, control & machine learning

09/2019 – 01/2020 Semester abroad
Linköping University, Sweden
10/2015 – 02/2019 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Research Interests

  • Learning-based modeling of nonlinear systems
  • Learning-based control
  • Joint dynamics and state estimation

Student Projects and Theses

I am constantly looking for motivated students who are interested in my field of research. Please contact me via e-mail if you are interested in working on a thesis (e.g., bachelor or master thesis) under my supervision, even if no open topics are currently listed.

Please include your preferred starting date as well as your CV and transcript of records in your e-mail. This helps me to select a topic matching your background.

Currently available theses
  • Fusion of Model Predictive Control and Reinforcement Learning for the Safe Exploration of Unknown Systems with Latent States (PDF)
Ongoing theses
  • Zhiqian Zhou: Active Learning of Unknown Dynamics with Latent States under Constraints (bachelor thesis)
Past Theses
  • Supitsana Srithasan: Utilizing Particle Gibbs Samples for Scenario-Based Model Predictive Control (bachelor thesis)
  • Kevin Zierenberg: Parallel Implementation of a Particle Gibbs Based Control Algorithm on a Graphics Processing Unit (bachelor thesis)
  • Keyu Xuan: Particle Gibbs Sampling Based on Multiple Trajectories (engineering practice)
  • Zhiqian Zhou: Hyperparameter Tuning for Gaussian Process State-Space Models with Latent States (engineering practice)