Brett Lopez is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA. Prior to joining UCLA, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Robotic Aerial Mobility Group where he led a team of engineers and researchers designing the next generation of autonomous aerial robots for the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. He obtained his Ph.D. (2019) and S.M. (2016) from MIT with a specialization in robotics and controls. He obtained his B.S. (2014) in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA where he received the Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Bachelor of Science award. Dr. Lopez’s research focuses on mobile robotics, control theory, and learning, with a particular emphasis on developing algorithms that possess strong performance guarantees despite the presence of various real-world uncertainties.