Chelsea Sidrane

Postdoctoral Fellow


Hi! Nice to meet you. 

I am a Digital Futures Postdoctoral Fellow at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. I am working with Jana Tumova in the Divison of Robotics, Perception and Learning. I'm also a recent PhD graduate from the Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab (SISL) in the Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, advised by Mykel Kochenderfer

I have been very lucky to be able to collaborate with a talented postdogtoral scholar, Jazz. 


Research Interests

In my current position at KTH, I am applying my skills -- a combination of dynamical systems and control theory, machine learning, and formal methods -- to  problems of control and planning for underwater robotic vehicles with an eye towards environmental monitoring and conservation. 

My PhD thesis focused on methods for assuring the safety and reliability of machine learning systems. This is especially important when machine learning is used in safety-critical applications like cars, planes, and spacecraft. In particular, I spent four years developing methods to verify neural networks used within nonlinear systems

Broadly, I am interested in applying control, planning, machine learning and formal methods to socially-relevant, climate-relevant and human-focused problems such as (but not limited to) disaster prediction (floods, earthquakes, fires), pre-screening for disease diagnosis, development of prosthetic devices and other assistive technology, and increased access to quality education. 

If you are interested in these areas as well and would like to connect please reach out to me at


Under Review

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Peer-Reviewed Workshop Papers

Open Source Software


Nonlinear Overapproximation


Reachability for Nonlinear Systems with Neural Network Control Policies


I was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. I received my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2016 and my Master's and PhD degrees from Stanford University in 2022. My interests include singing, comedy, cooking, skiing, hiking, ultimate frisbee, and memes.