Jaime Fernández Fisac
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jaime Fernández Fisac is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Princeton University, where he directs the Safe Robotics Laboratory and co-directs the Princeton AI4ALL outreach summer program. His research combines control theory, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and game theory with the goal of enabling robots to operate safely in human-populated spaces in a way that is well understood, and thereby trusted, by their users and the public at large. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, he was a research scientist at Waymo (formerly Google’s Self-Driving Car project) from 2019 to 2020, working on autonomous vehicle safety and interaction. Fisac received an engineering diploma from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain in 2012, a M.Sc. in aeronautics from Cranfield University, U.K. in 2013, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. He is a recipient of the La Caixa Foundation Fellowship, the Leon O. Chua Award, the Google Research Scholar Award, and the Sony Focused Research Award.