Brett Larsen

  • Program Years: 2016-2020
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Shaul Druckmann
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, California (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    M.Phil. Scientific Computing, University of Cambridge, 2016; B.S. Electrical Engineering, and B.S. Physics, Arizona State University, 2015

Current Status

  • Research Area: Physics


Kazemipour, Abbas, Brett Larsen, and Shaul Druckmann. "No Spurious Local Minima in Deep Quadratic Networks." Conference on the Mathematical Theory of Deep Neural Networks. New York, NY. (October 2019)

Larsen, Brett and Shaul Druckmann. "Towards an understanding of the algorithmic utility of recurrent connections." Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) Conference. February 2019.

Allee, David, Greg Spell, Brett Larsen, Anthony Wilson, and Owen Ma (2019). "Three-dimensional imaging utilizing low frequency magnetic fields." U.S. Patent No. 10,416,244.

Larsen, Brett. "Graph-Based Clustering: Distributed Algorithms for Balanced Graph Cuts." MPhil in Scientific Computing Thesis, University of Cambridge. (September 2016).

Larsen, Brett. "Developing a Flexible Electric and Magnetic Field Imaging Blanket." Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection. (May 2015).

Brett W. Larsen et al. "Applying matching pursuit decomposition time-frequency
processing to UGS footstep classification," Proc. SPIE 8711. (June 6th, 2013); DOI: 10.1117/12.2015498.


2015 Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Outstanding Graduate, 2015: Award given to only one bachelor degree graduate from each college. Recognizes exceptional academic achievement with special attention to extracurricular activities and service to the college.

Moeur Award, 2015: Presented by the ASU Alumni Association to graduates with the highest academic standing (cumulative ASU GPA of 4.0).

Goldwater Scholar, 2014

Rhodes and Marshall Finalist, 2014

Molecular Imaging Corporation Scholarship, 2014: Awarded to physics undergraduatesfor academic achievement and involvement in undergraduate research.

Dean's Exemplar Award, 2013: Awarded to upperclassmen for outstanding
academics, leadership, and dedication to the Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Daniel Zusman Scholarship for Engineering Excellence, 2013: Largest scholarship awarded to an electrical engineering undergraduate for academic excellence.

Gary and Diane Tooker Scholarship for Engineering, 2012: Awarded to the top four electrical engineering undergraduates at Arizona State University.

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Award, 2012, 2013, 2014: Year-long research grant awarded by the ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Travel Grant, 2013, 2014: Grant awarded by the ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering to support travel to national conferences.

Dean's List, Arizona State University, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

National Merit Scholar, 2011