Control, Optimization, and Robotics Engineering

Matthew Hale

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Office: 321 MAE-B Building
Phone: 352-294-0436
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Matthew Hale is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his BSE summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and he received his MS and PhD from Georgia Tech in 2015, and 2017, respectively. He has been with the UF MAE Department since 2017.

His research is broadly in the areas of control and optimization, with a strong emphasis on multi-agent systems and applications to robotics. The overall goal is to develop new theoretical tools that solve fundamental, practical problems in multi-agent systems. The intent of doing so is to enable safe, reliable, and efficient operation of multi-agent systems across a wide spectrum of applications.

His recent awards include the MAE Department Teacher of the Year (for 2018-2019), MAE Department Researcher of the Year (for 2022-2023), an NSF CAREER Award in 2020, an ONR YIP in 2022, and an AFOSR YIP in 2023. He also received the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the University of Florida (for being one of the 10 most outstanding assistant professors across all disciplines on campus).