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Eun Sang Cha

Eun Sang (Jesse) Cha

Keck Visiting Assistant Professor
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
RAC 177


Eun Sang "Jesse" Cha completed his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering at UCLA in 2015, followed by his MS degree in Automotive Mechatronics at Cranfield University in 2017. Soon after, he was a visiting researcher at KAIST in Computer Science followed by his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at UCLA in 2023. As a roboticist, his research focus is on high performance autonomous driving using intelligent control and imitation learning based methods. He utilizes miniature autonomous vehicular platforms for teaching in data science as well as research in transportation systems and robotic AI. 


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2023


  • E. S. Cha, K. -E. Kim, S. Longo and A. Mehta, "OP-CAS: Collision Avoidance with Overtaking Maneuvers," 2018 21st International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Maui, HI, USA, 2018, pp. 1715-1720, doi: 10.1109/ITSC.2018.8569740.
  • Course Director's Prize, 2017


  • High Performance Autonomous Driving
  • Imitation Learning
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning