I am passionate about building robots that make intelligent decisions in complex, dynamic environments.
I deploy state-of-the-art research on real-world products in a mission-driven way. I leverage tools from computational motion planning, numerical optimization, optimal/geometric control theory, machine/deep learning, and reachability analysis to design techniques that offer characterizable safety properties while also not restricting robots to overly conservative actions.
I believe collaborative, compassionate, forward-thinking teams lead to fast-paced development that offers simultaneous fulfillment of immediate milestones and construction of robust, long-term architectures.
I have experience as a software engineer, machine learning engineer, technical lead, people manager, and robotics researcher. I am also passionate about science communication.
In past lives, I…
- led motion planning for autonomous last-mile delivery at Nuro
- did my PhD on aerial robots for slung-load manipulation at the UPenn GRASP Lab
- designed ground robots for exploration and mapping at the CMU Robotics Institute
- developed underwater robots for environmental study at Princeton University
I am currently designing new ways of mobility at Waymo.