About Myself

I have a deeply-analytical background:

  • Mechanical Engineering @ Princeton.
  • Machine Learning Intern @ Lyft Level 5.
  • PhD Student in Control and Dynamical Systems @ Caltech.

I have an aptitude for architecting and designing instructional information as a:

  • TA for a bio-inspired engineering robotics course (BE107).
  • Blogger to make complex technical topics accessible to anyone.
  • Instructional design consultant for B2B company to create intuitive, user-friendly documentation.

I am in the pursuit of:

  • Opportunities where I can learn complex technical subjects and teach them in an engaging and clear manner.

R e s u m e

Latest Works

I have a created a diverse collection of research publications and instructional design projects.

  • All Categories
  • Research Publications
  • Instructional Material
  • Web Design

Towards Assume-Guarantee Profiles

Research Publication

Semantic Estimation

Research Publication

Teleport Documentation

Instructional Design

CMS TAs Resource

Website

Particle Filtering Tutorial

Blogpost

Healthier Collaborations Workshop

Workshop Design

Employment History

PhD Student

Caltech, Pasadena, CA

I am currently studying problems in safety-critical autonomous systems, formal methods, and also estimation theory. The main objective of my research is to designing formal mathematical frameworks to guarantee safety and liveness in multi-agent systems.

CMS-TA Fellow

Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Designed a website that provides helpful tips and resources for Caltech students who are TAing in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) Department at Caltech. Also hosting workshop to prepare students for the TAing role.

Machine Learning Intern

Lyft Level 5, Palo Alto, CA

Used a combination of physics-based modeling and machine learning to design learning algorithms to predict vehicle dynamics. Designed high performance tools in C++ required for real-time feature extraction. Innovated new ML models and improved the accuracy of existing prediction tools by 30%.

B2B Instructional Designer

Remote

Designed the technical instructional information (and infographics) for the code repository for a up-and-coming start-up that does Extraction-Transform-Load (ETL) functionality for B2B data pipeline.

Contact Me

If you would like to reach out to me, you can find my information below.

Annenberg 331, Caltech

kcai (at) caltech.edu

www.karenacai.com