Faculty & Research

Sam Burden

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Sam Burden

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2008

Sam Burden joins the Department of Electrical Engineering as an assistant professor.

Sam seeks principles that enable dynamic locomotion and dexterous manipulation in robotics, neuromechanics, and human motor control. He aims to develop a systems theory for sensorimotor control with applications in automated and personalized healthcare systems, brain-computer interfaces, co-robots for use in factories and homes, robotic-assisted surgeries, and cyber-physical systems.

He is a recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and is involved with engineering outreach activities, including designing robotics curriculum for Bay Area K-12 classrooms that provide students with hands-on robot design.