J. Sean Humbert

Associate Professor

J. Sean Humbert is the McLagan Family Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and MS / Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech. His main research focus is perception, reduction and feedback principles in biology. Nervous systems have evolved to make useful reductions of sensory-rich high dimensional data, forming simple representations that allow animals to perform well with limited computation in the presence of uncertainty. His laboratory works with biologists to apply control- and information-theoretic tools to formalize these principles in small animals such as insects, providing insight into the biology and resulting in novel, robust and computationally efficient solutions for small-scale engineered systems. Dr. Humbert is a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Academies, is the recipient of the AIAA National Capital Section Hal Andrews Young Scientist/Engineer Award and an ARO Young Investigator Award. He is Director of the MAST-CTA Center on Microsystem Mechanics, Co-Director of the AFOSR Center of Excellence on Nature Inspired Flight Technologies, and a member of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) at CU Boulder.

J. Sean Humbert, Ph.D.
McLagan Family Endowed Associate Professor
1111 Engineering Dr
Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 492-8250 TEL
(303) 492-3498 FAX


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