Jerry is a PhD student in mechanical engineering whose research focuses on system dynamics and applications control in robotics. In particular, he focuses on lifting linearization techniques for nonlinear dynamical systems to be used for realtime, model predictive control. He has used MATLAB to run simulations and experiment with configurations. Jerry has also served as a TA for the subject Introduction to Robotics, taking MATLAB packages and toolboxes that he uses in his own research and transferring that knowledge to laboratory assignments and projects for undergraduates. In the wake of Covid-19, he recently converted in-class laboratories to completely virtual ones, made possible largely due to the abundant toolboxes and packages of MATLAB.Jerry earned a BS in mechanical engineering from University of California at San Diego.