I am a (newly minted) PhD researcher in the Interactive Robotics Group at MIT developing new computational techniques - artificial intelligence - for human-robot teaming. After receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and earning my pilot license, I began work in the IRG developing methods for coordinating human-robot teams in time and space. In addition to advancing the science of artificial intelligence, 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.
December 20, 2016 - I just defended my PhD Thesis, entitled ``Human-Machine Collaborative Optimization via Apprenticeship Scheduling.'' The presentation can be watched by either clicking the youtube video pane above or via this link.
December 8, 2016 - My paper on the computational design and human factors of human-robot teaming has been accepted to the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) to appear in the upcoming special issue on Human-Robot Interaction.
August 15, 2016 - Softbank Robotics just announced the 1st annual NAO Robotics Conference, where I will be presented my work on our healthcare decision-making robot on Thursday, October 13th. Mark your calendars!
July 12, 2016 - I enjoyed presenting my work on apprenticeship scheduling at IJCAI'16! It was a great conference with a lot of exciting papers.
June 21, 2016 - I just presented my paper on robotic assistance in the coordination of patient care at Robotics: Science and Systems 2016!