People


Prof. Enoch Yeung

is the director of the Biological Control, Computing, and Learning Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UCSB. He is also a member of the Center for Biological Engineering, Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program, and the Center for Control, Dynamics, and Computation. His research interests lie at the interface of synthetic biology, control theory, and data science.

Enoch’s Google Scholar Page

Codebase: YeungRepo

Aqib Hasnain

is a 3rd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include machine learning, synthetic biology, dynamical systems, and control.

In his spare time he enjoys basketball and hanging out with friends.

Aqib’s Google Scholar

Aqib’s Structured DMD Code

Dennis M Joshy

is a 1st year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include synthetic biology, mechanobiology, and bioengineering.

In his spare time he enjoys playing badminton and biking.

Shara Balakrishnan

is a 4th year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests lie at the intersection of synthetic biology, control systems, and system identification.

In his spare time he enjoys badminton, swimming, and fencing.

Andy Cai

is a junior research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His background is in design, fabrication, and all things mechanical engineering. He is currently working on optimization of genetic circuits for nutrient-sparse environments.

Jamiree Harrisson

is a 2nd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include mathematical modeling, machine learning, synthetic biology, dynamical systems, and control.

In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and playing games with friends.

Jamiree’s LinkedIn Profile

Jackson Bright

is a 4th year undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering. His interests are in design and sustainability. In his spare time he rows for the UCSB varsity crew team and is an avid golfer.

Charles Johnson

is a 1st year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include dynamic systems, control theory, mathematical modeling and system identification.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, cooking, training his mother-in-law’s dog and raising chickens.

Charles’ Google Scholar

Graduated and Former Rotation Students

Alex Nguyen

is a senior undergraduate student in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in optimal and robust control theory and is now pursuing a PhD in controls at UC Irvine. While in BCCL, he researched new methods for synthesis of genetics circuits for nonlinear biological systems.

Austin Miller

rotated in the BCCL group as a 1st year PhD rotation student in Biomolecular Science and Engineering. His research interests include synthetic biology and bioengineering with a specific interest in addressing problems related to global health and sustainability.  Austin is currently working with Professor Mukherjee at UCSB.

In his spare time he likes to watch Netflix and cook vegetarian cuisine

Nibodh Boddupalli

Nibodh graduated with a Master’s Degree student in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursuing a PhD with a focus in dynamics and controls in UCSB’s Mechanical Engineering department. His research interests include in theory and application of Koopman operator methods, system identification, design of experiments, and data-responsive machine learning models.

In his spare time he enjoys driving cars and swimming.