Ph.D. Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University

I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) co-advised by Sidd Srinivasa and Nancy Pollard. I worked in the Personal Robotics Lab, on the CMU/NREC entry into the DARPA ARM-S competition, and Robonaut 2 through my NSTRF fellowship at NASA/JSC. My thesis research developed robotic manipulation algorithms that are robust to clutter and uncertainty. They use real-time sensor feedback, such as that provided by tactile sensors, to make closed-loop manipulation primitives that are robust to uncertainty.


B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University
B.S. Computer Science

As an undergraduate, I double majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rutgers University. I was involved in Rutgers University's Vex Robotics Competition and Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition teams through leadership of the IEEE Student Branch.