People

Benjamin Thomsen

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist at Facebook, working on technologies in Facebook Connectivity to bring internet to un- and under-connected communities around the world.
 
Prior to Facebook, I was a graduate student in the Active Adaptive Control Lab at MIT, researching the use of adaptive control for autonomous systems. I received my MS in mechanical engineering from MIT and B.Eng in mechanical engineering from McGill University.

Interests

Control of dynamical systems, optimization, robotics and connectivity

Latest Publications

October 12, 2018

Energy-Optimized Trajectory Planning for High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Aircraft

Hamidreza Bolandhemmat, Jack Marriott, Benjamin Thomsen