• Brooke Owens Fellow, Class of 2018

  • University of Southern California, Electrical Engineering, PhD’24

  • MIT, Aerospace Engineering, 18’

  • Host Institution: SSL

  • Mentor: Laurie Leshin

Lilly Clark is a first year PhD student in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. As an Annenberg Fellow, she is conducting research on privacy in mobile crowdsourced data in the Networked Systems Performance and Design Lab (NetPD), and robotic sensor networks for Martian surface exploration in the Autonomous Networks Research Group (ANRG).

Lilly received her BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her time at MIT, Lilly conducted research in the Communications and Networks Research Group in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (MIT LIDS), as well as the Model-based Embedded Robotic Systems group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL). She was on the executive board of the Women in Aerospace Engineering club, and organized the MIT Women in Stem (WiSTEM) Week.

As a Brooke Owens Fellow, Lilly interned at SSL (Space Systems/Loral) in Palo Alto, CA in the Mission Systems Engineering group. Her work included mission-level design of the Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites project, as well as network optimization research for the Digital Payload Resource Manager. Lilly has previously interned at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California and at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.