University of California, Santa Cruz — 3.93 GPA September 2018-Present
PhD Student in Applied Mathematics Present
M.S. in Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics September 2020
  • Finalist for Best Student Paper at the 2022 American Control Conference.
  • Regents Fellowship
  • BSOE Dean's Fellowship
Westmont College — 4.0 GPA September 2014-May 2016
B.S. in Engineering Physics with a minor in Music
  • Top Student Award
  • Department of Physics Outstanding Senior Award
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Transfer President's Scholarship
  • Westmont Orchestra - First Violin
Santa Barbara City College — 4.0 GPA September 2011-August 2014
A.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Science & Mathematics Emphasis, w/ Honors
A.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Arts & Humanities Emphasis, w/ Honors
  • SBCC Symphony - First Violin and Soloist
  • Al Slagle Memorial Scholarship from the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


UC, Santa Cruz
Graduate Student Researcher Spring 2021-Present
Graduate Student Instructor for AM 10 (Linear Algebra) Winter 2024
  • Taught a class of over 230 students.
  • Received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students.
Teaching Assistant Summer 2019-Winter 2020
Arthrex California Technology
Junior Software Engineer June 2016-September 2018
  • Designed and implemented features on Android and embedded Linux systems.
  • Created prototype for the video transformation software used in the Pano scope system.
Software Quality Assurance Intern June 2015-August 2015
Westmont College
Physics Teaching Assistant Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Other Activities

GSA Grad Student Representative for Advisory Committee on Campus Transportation and Parking (ACCTP) Winter 2024-Present
  • Reviewed and advised campus transportation plans.
  • Developed proposal for a dedicated bus lane on UCSC campus.
Fencing 2004-2014, 2018-Present
  • 21st place in age division at 2012 Summer National Championships
  • 1st place at 2018 San Luis Obispo Open (earned A18 USFA rating)
  • 3rd place at TFC February 2023 Fence-A-Thon (earned B23 USFA rating)
  • 2nd place at TFC's January 2022 Fence-A-Thon
  • 1st place at UCSC NCIFL Tournament 2019
Applied Mathematics Graduate Social Coordinator Fall 2023-Present
  • Organized department social events for graduate students and faculty.
ComedySportz Improv Summer 2022-Present
Project Mexico and St. Innocent's Orphanage 2017, 2018, 2019
Team Leader 2018
  • Annual week-long trips to build houses in Mexico
  • Coordinated registration, fundraising, and transportation
LOG Retreat Leadership Board September 2017-September 2018
  • Helped organize and run biannual high school retreat
  • Mentored students
Not For Sale Club (Anti-Human Trafficking) September 2024-June 2016
Club President September 2015-May 2016
  • Hosted a fair-trade marketplace to promote the purchase of ethically sourced goods
  • Organized documentary screenings, speakers, and discussions to raise awareness of modern-day slavery


Paul K. Wintz and Ricardo G. Sanfelice
8th IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems (In Press), 2024
Paul K. Wintz and Ricardo G. Sanfelice
62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2023
Paul K. Wintz, Ricardo G. Sanfelice, and João P. Hespanha
American Control Conference, 2022
  • Finalist for Best Student Paper at ACC.
Paul K. Wintz
UCSC Masters Thesis, 2020
Paul K. Wintz
Unpublished (AM 214 Class Project), 2018
Paul K. Wintz
Unpublished (Class Project), 2014