Kyle Johnson [Google Scholar]
185 Stevens Way, CSE1 102
Paul G. Allen Center, CSE Dept.
Seattle, WA 98195-2500

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About Me

Welcome to my site, I am a second year Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW) where I work in the Network and Mobile Systems Lab with Shyam Gollakota. I also work with Sawyer Fuller in the Autonomous Insect Robotics Lab. My research is focused on leveraging the structural properties in systems, like the bistability demonstrated in leaf-out origami, to create low-power and small-scale robots optimized for resource constrained applications. utilize various Reinforcement Learning algorithms to simulate the locomotion of structures in open-source physics engines to discover energy-efficient control systems for structures with complex energy landscapes. I am the current president and cofounder of A Vision for Electronic Literacy & Access (AVELA), as well as the current Vice President and cofounder of the UW Black Graduate Student Association. I enjoy being a part of outreach efforts, and I aspire to help decrease the educational opportunity gaps currently present in the education system.

Before I joined the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, I did my Bachelors in Electrical & Computer Engineering at UW where I started my research on origami structures with Jinkyu Yang in the Laboratory for Engineered Materials and Structures.


Conference Proceedings

Leaf-out Origami: Tailorable Fabrications and Applications

Kye Johnson, Vicente Arroyos
UCLA Ronald E. McNair, July 2019 [video]

Trauma, Educational Exclusions, and Survival: Examining Global Student Experience & Resilience

Chris Knaus, Kyle Johnson, Samiyo Ali, Deandre Garcia-Stubbs, Layla Mohamud
University of South Africa, September 2019 [video]


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