VI-A Blogs: Steve Herbst
MEng student in VI-A program
MIT SB 2010
Research interests: precision analog electronics, feedback control systems
I have worked for a variety of companies in the electronics industry, including Intersil, Micron, and VTech Engineering. Currently a TA for 6.302 (Feedback Systems), I’ve been involved in teaching at MIT since 2008, having served as a tutor, LA, and TA for EECS several classes including 6.002 and an HKN tutor for both 6.003 and 6.012.
In the realm of precision analog electronics, I think that brain interfaces and un-manned space exploration are among the research areas that interest me the most. In the area of control theory, I have become really interested in the field of robotics inspired by animal movement (which is less constricted and more “natural” than many of today’s robots) — in fact, I’m taking a class in robotics this term (6.832) that focuses on these sorts of systems.