Recent M.S. graduate, Daniel Newman, presented two reseach papers at the 2018 American Controls Conference (ACC) held June 26-29, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI. The first paper was titled "Eliminating Nonzero Initial States in Flexible Systems through Specified Insensitivity Input Shaping," and was co-authored by Dr. Seong-wook Hong from Kumoh National Institute of Technology. Daniel conducted much of the work contained in the paper while working in Korea with Dr. Hong as an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellow in the summer of 2017. The second paper was co-authored by recent B.S. gradaute, Minh Vu, and titled "Designing Input Shapers Using Reinforcement Learning." The research for both papers was conducted in the lab of and advised by Dr. Joshua Vaughan.