I am a PhD candidate in the Interactive Robotics Group at MIT and have recently completed my Master's Thesis. After receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I began work in the IRG developing methods for coordinating multi-agent teams (humans and robots) in time and space. We have applied this work to advanced robotic manufacturing of aerospace structures. At the same time, I think it is imperative that we understand the human factors issues in human-robot teamwork from a design perspective. With advanced algorithms and a proper understanding of human factors, I believe we can make the workplace safer, more efficient, and a more desirable place to work for humans.
AAAI'16 Doctoral Consortium - I am one of 17 (out of 44 applicants) selected to participate in the AAAI'16 Doctoral Consortium and share my work with some of the best minds in the field! AAAI'16 will be held in Febraury 12-17, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
My awesome undergraduate, Giancarlo Sturla, had his abstract on incremental scheduling accepted to AIAA SciTech 2015. Congrats Giancarlo! I will post the final publication soon.
I defended my PhD Thesis Proposal in May, 2015! Thanks to my committe members, Julie Shah, Andrea Thomaz, Bilge Mutlu, Hamsa Balakrishnan, and Peter Szolovits, for there helpful guidance along the way!
I just returned from UC Berkeley presenting my latest work on Human-Robot team coordination at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2014 at UC Berkeley.