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Luis is a PhD student in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with a GPA of 4.0/4.0 and ranked 1st out of 32 in his major.
He has extensive research experience in aerospace robotics and control, having worked as a research fellow at the Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab (ARCL) and the Burdick Research Group at Caltech. His work has involved developing robust machine learning control methods, modeling inverse Newton-Euler dynamics, and implementing inverse kinematics. He also has experience in earth-analog testing and designing autonomous hybrid flying/driving platforms.
Luis has also worked as a Robotics System Engineering Intern at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a Research and Development Intern at Honeywell Aerospace, Advanced Technology Group. He has published two papers and has been awarded the Best Paper in both the 2022 AIAA International Student Conference and the 2021 AIAA Region VI Student Conference (team category).
Finally, Luis is the founder and chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Branch at Caltech, leading teams that won $180,000 in both the NASA Big Idea Challenge 2021 and 2022.
Luis is a computer science and mathematics student at The University of Texas at Austin, expected to graduate in May 2026. He holds a certificate in Applied Statistical Modeling and has completed relevant coursework in Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Computer Architecture and Organization, and Ethical Foundations of Computer Science, among others.
Luis has developed several projects, including LucentNote, a transparent note application, and MySearch, a web search engine. He has also engineered a plant disease detection model using deep convolutional neural networks as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s AI4ALL program.