Assistant Professor, School of Computing Science


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computing Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2017
  • B. A. Sc., Engineering Physics (EE option), Mathematics Minor, Univerisity of British Columbia, 2011

Research interests

  • Multi-robot systems
  • Safety-critical systems
  • Motion planning
  • Control theory
  • Computational methods

Teaching interests

  • Robotics
  • ​Dynamical systems ​modeling
  • Optimization
  • Numerical analysis


Tel:  778-782-5295
Fax: 778-782-3045
Office: SFU Burnaby, TASC 1 8225  

Selected recent publications

  • Mo Chen, Sylvia Herbert, Mahesh S. Vashishtha, Somil Bansal, Claire J. Tomlin, "Decomposition of Reachable Sets and Tubes for a Class of Nonlinear Systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (to appear).
  • Mo Chen, Qie Hu, Jaime F. Fisac, Kene Akametalu, Casey Mackin, Claire J. Tomlin, "Reachability-Based Safety and Goal Satisfaction of Unmanned Aerial Platoons on Air Highways," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2017.
  • Sylvia L. Herbert*, Mo Chen*, SooJean Han, Somil Bansal, Jaime F. Fisac, Claire J. Tomlin.​"​FaSTrack: a Modular Framework for Fast and Guaranteed Safe Motion Planning,​"​IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017.
  • Aparna Dhinakaran*, Mo Chen*, Glen Chou, Jennifer C. Shih, Claire J. Tomlin.​ ​"A Hybrid Framework for Multi-Vehicle Collision Avoidance,"IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017.
  • Mo Chen, Sylvia Herbert, Claire J. Tomlin,​"​Exact and Efficient Hamilton-Jacobi-based Guaranteed Safety Analysis via System Decomposition,​"​IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017.