Govind Chari


I am a PhD student in the Autonomous Controls Lab at the University of Washington advised by Professor Behçet Açıkmeşe. My interests are high-speed optimization and its applications, especially online trajectory optimization.

I graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in three years with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. I also received the Sibley Prize, which is awarded to the graduating MechE senior with the highest cumulative GPA. For the summer of 2023 I will be interning at SpaceX on the Starlink Topology team in Redmond, WA.

I have completed two internships at SpaceX: Propulsion Analysis for Raptor and Guidance, Navigation, and Controls for Dragon. My resume can be found here.