Eric Timmons is currently a Ph.D. student in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Applied Ocean Science and Engineering. He is researching the application of risk-bounded programming to long-lived fleets of autonomous underwater vehicles. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He conducted his Masters research on fast, approximate methods of diagnosing hybrid discrete/continuous systems. Outside of research, his interests include unmanned aerial vehicles, travel, backpacking, and teaching.