Tyler Summers

Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate - Electrical Engineering
Tags: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

PhD - Aerospace Engineering (feedback control emphasis)
University of Texas at Austin - 2010
M.S. - Aerospace Engineering (feedback control emphasis)
University of Texas at Austin - 2007
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Texas Christian University - 2004

Research Areas

Research Description

Dr. Summers' research interest are in feedback control and optimization in complex dynamical networks, emphasizing theoretical tools and computational methods and driven by applications to electric power networks and distributed robotics. 


Postdoctoral Fellow
ETH Zurich [2011–2015]
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Fulbright Scholar
The Australian National University [2007–2008]
MS and PhD Candidate
University of Texas at Austin [2005–2010]
Cockrell School of Engineering

News Articles

Engineer Receives Young Investigator Award for Technology Work
Dr. Tyler Summers, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded a $350,000 grant to study the best ways to connect sensors and actuators into networks. 

The grant was awarded through the U.S. Army’s Young Investigator Program. 

Summers said that an increasingly networked world has led to many new sensing technologies that provide unprecedented data streams from important complex systems, such as a power grid or urban transportation networks.


Department of Electrical Engineering