Who am I?

I am currently a director of engineering at Berkshire Grey, a startup that is uses robots to automate omni-channel fulfillment. Previously, I completed my Ph.D. in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University co-advised by Sidd Srinivasa and Nancy Pollard. My research focused on developing robotic manipulation algorithms that are robust to clutter and uncertainty. I used real-time sensor feedback—such as that provided by tactile sensors—to make closed-loop manipulation primitives that are robust to uncertainty. You can read more about this work on the research page, in my publications, or in my thesis.

During my Ph.D., I was a member of the Personal Robotics Lab and collaborated with the Robonaut team at NASA's Johnson Space Center through my NSTRF fellowship. I was also a member of the CMU/NREC team for the DARPA Autonomous Robotic Manipulation Software (ARM-S) project. On ARM-S, I worked on using a bi-manual robotic manipulator to complete complex, multi-stage tasks such as changing a tire or cutting a wire.

As an undergraduate, I double majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rutgers University. I was involved in Rutgers University's Vex Robotics Competition and Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition teams through leadership of the IEEE Student Branch.

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