Govind M 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 received the Sibley Prize, which is awarded to the graduating mechanical engineering student with the highest cumulative GPA.

I have completed three internships at SpaceX: Topology for Starlink, Propulsion Analysis for Raptor and Guidance, Navigation, and Controls for Dragon.