I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2020, advised by Dr. Steven M. LaValle. I am now a Postdoc in Dr. Kirstin Petersen’s Collective Embodied Intelligence Lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell University.

My research agenda focuses on planning, control, and design of mobile robotic systems for applications in environmental monitoring, micro-robotics, and object manipulation. I aim to design systems that are minimal, in terms of the sensing, actuation, and computational requirements, but still have provable guarantees on performance and robustness.

My CV is here. My most up-to-date publication record is on Google Scholar; contact me if you cannot access a publication.

Code and simulators that I publish and maintain can be found on my github or the CEI github.

Recent News

  • November 2022: Attended DARS for the first time and presented work on collective systems of Braitenberg vehicles. Such a wonderful conference, and so encouraging to see so much discussion of environmental and public health applications!
  • May 2022: I will be attending ICRA 2022 in-person in Philly to co-organize workshops on math and art!
  • Spring 2022: I have assisted with one paper and led another on soft, inflatable robot collectives. I am excited about the implications of this work for micro-robotics as well as macro-scale robot collectives in aquatic and human-robot interaction settings!
  • February 2021: Our IJJRR paper on bouncing robots was published! This is the reference I recommend for my work on the bouncing robots. Now we can synthesize robust periodic orbits for robots that reorient when they collide with environment boundaries!