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First EECS Doctoral Student Earns Faculty Position

August 1, 2013

Professor Stefano Carpin proudly announced today that UC Merced alumnus Andreas Kolling, the first student to earn a Ph.D. at UC Merced in electrical engineering and computer science, has obtained a faculty position at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain.

Kolling came to UC Merced in January 2007 and graduated with his doctorate in 2009. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Pittsburgh, the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon and Linköping University in Sweden.

Starting this fall, Kolling will work at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, and will develop a research program in robotics and teach graduate and undergraduate students.