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I am second year computer science PhD student at MIT co-advised by Alberto Rodriguez and Tomas Lozano-Perez. I work in the MCube Lab (Manipulation and Mechanisms at MIT) and LIS Group (Learning and Intelligent Systems). My current research focuses on the intersection of manipulation and motion planning. I am interested in how we can develop algorithms to enable robots to dexterously use simple tools and leverage regrasping strategies.

I completed my undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in computer science and robotics. At CMU I was a researcher at the Robotics Institute in the Personal Robotics Lab, where I was advised by Siddhartha Srinivasa. My undergraduate thesis examined planning with task space constraints.