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
  • 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
Teaching Assistant Summer 2019-Winter 2020
Arthrex California Technology
Junior Software Engineer June 2016-September 2018
Software Quality Assurance Intern June 2015-August 2015
Westmont College
Physics Teaching Assistant Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Other Activities

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
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


Forward Invariance-Based Hybrid Control Using Uncertified Controllers
Paul K. Wintz and Ricardo G. Sanfelice
62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2023
Global Asymptotic Stability of Nonlinear Systems while Exploiting Properties of Uncertified Feedback Controllers via Opportunistic Switching
Paul K. Wintz, Ricardo G. Sanfelice, and João P. Hespanha
American Control Conference, 2022
Optimal Control of A Noncircular Wheel
Paul K. Wintz
UCSC Masters Thesis, 2020
Second-order Time-delayed Traffic Flow Through a Bottleneck
Paul Wintz
Unpublished (AM 214 Class Project), 2018
Effects of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan on Pakistan and Afghanistan
Paul Wintz
Unpublished (Class Project), 2014