Svenja Otto earned her M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 at Hamburg University of Technology. During her B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies, she was sponsored by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. She spent two semesters studying control systems at University of California at Berkeley, USA from August 2013 to May 2014. She is currently pursuing her PhD as a research assistant at the Institute of Mechanics and Ocean Engineering of Hamburg University of Technology under supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Seifried.
Her research interest is nonlinear control and its application to underactuated multibody systems. She is working on deriving inverse models with servo-constraints which can be used as feedforward control for underactuated multibody systems.