Portrait of Yu Jiang 

Yu Jiang 姜宇

PhD in Electrical Engineering
Applied Mathematician | Controls Engineer

About Me

Hello. My name is Yu Jiang. I am currently the owner and consultant at Findop Solutions LLC , a consulting company founded by myself in the Greater Boston Area. Prior to starting the company, I was the Controls Tech Lead at isee ai, an autonomous trucking startup out of MIT. I also worked at ClearMotion and MathWorks.

Before starting my career in industry, I lived in the New York City for five years and obtained a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University in May 2014. During my PhD, I made some contributions to Adaptive Dynamic Programming (ADP) for nonlinear control design. The bulk of my research work has been included in the book “Robust Adaptive Dynamic Programming”, co-authored by me and my PhD Thesis advisor.

I have broad interests in numerical methods in differential equations, controls, and optimization. I am also developing my hobby in robotics. Please feel free to reach out to me if you are interested in any part of my research work.



  • Excellent Reviewer, for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (JGCD), between Oct. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2016.
  • Alexander Hessel Award, for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Electrical Engineering, ECE Dept at NYU, 2015
  • Shimemura Young Author Prize, at the 9th Asian Control Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2013
  • Richard Rosenthal Award, for the outstanding performance on the electrical engineering PhD Qualifying Examination, ECE Dept at NYU, 2010 (Awarded to the Top 1 candidate)
  • Huawei Scholarship for outstanding students, South China University of Technology, 2008
  • National First Place, in the Chinese Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2007
  • National First Place, in the Chinese Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, 2005



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