I am an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. I lead the Assistive Robotics and Manipulation laboratory which will develop robotic assistants by focusing on combining modelling and control techniques together with machine learning tools. Together, these techniques will improve performance for tasks that are highly dynamic, require dexterity, have considerable complexity and require human-robot collaboration.
I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Masters in Robotics at the University of Pennsylvania advised by Dr. Vijay Kumar with a focus in robotics in the GRASP Lab. I am a GEM and NSF graduate fellowship recipient. My graduate research focused on increasing the abilities and effectiveness of robotic mobile manipulators performing complex service tasks in unstructured environments with considerations for working alongside human collaborators.