I am a Postdoc in the Robot Locomotion Group at MIT CSAIL working with Russ Tedrake leading the control and planning effort for the MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge team. My current research is focused on the development of control algorithms for humanoids in continuously changing contact with their environment.
I recently completed a PhD in the Computer Science Department at UMass Amherst under the supervision of Rod Grupen and Andy Barto. My PhD research was generously supported by a NASA GSRP Fellowship from Johnson Space Center.
- November 13, 2012: Our article Variable Risk Control via Stochastic Optimization has been accepted to IJRR.
- July 13, 2012: I am pleased and honored to have been awarded the Best Spotlight Talk & Electronic Poster at RSS 2012.
- June 17, 2012: I received a National ICT Australia student fellowship for travel to RSS to present our work. Also in RSS-related news: our poster abstract was accepted to the bio-inspired robotics workshop and our paper entitled Variable Risk Dynamic Mobile Manipulation was accepted to the mobile manipulation workshop.
- June 11, 2012: I’ll be at Johnson Space Center until June 27th working with the R2 team.
- June 09, 2012: Our RSS 2012 paper entitled Variational Bayesian Optimization for Runtime Risk-Sensitive Control is available online.
If you would like to learn more, please drop me an email (address to the right) or check out my publications, videos, or CV.