Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • M.S. Robotics, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2012

Work Experience

  • Stanford University [September 2019-Present].
    • Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory [March – August 2019].
    • Technical Staff in the Controls and Autonomous Systems Engineering Group 0776.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Doctoral Research
    • Developed a method for a wet-lab robotic assistant to pour precisely in a single attempt from generic containers present in the laboratory environment with applications to experiment preparation.
    • Developing algorithms and controls for mobile manipulators to perform human-robot collaboration in carrying tasks
    • Developed computer vision based ant force sensor leveraging tracking of Apriltags for biological studies.
  • MITRE Corporation. Internship, 2012
    • Worked on developing software for the android platform for autonomous robotic applications.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Internship, 2011
    • Worked on mapping the magnetic field topography for micro-robotic control.
  • Rutgers University. Internship, 2010
    • Studied the effects of compaction and additives on the tensile strength of acetaminophen tablets.
  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Internship, 2009
    • Developed circuitry designs for regenerative braking for robotic arm.
  • Great Lakes Science Center 2004-2008
    • Visitor Experience Specialist.


  • Python, ROS, C++, Matlab
  • Robotics, Controls, Dynamics



  • Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Teaching Certificate. [University of Pennsylvania]



  • NSF GRASP REU: summer undergraduate internship mentor
    • Olfactory sensor for chemical source triangulation [2014]
    • Cooperative Ground Robot Transport [2015]
  • Senior Project Mentor: mentored a senior design group in the development of disaster response ground robot [2016]
  • NSF RET: Public school teacher research mentor
    • Robotic arm used for transcription [2016]
    • Essential AI for lab based robot in social interactions [2017]
  • SUNFEST REU: mentored student for modeling human-robot cooperative carrying [2018]

Invited Talks

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