I am a postdoc at the AABL Lab at Tufts University in Medford, MA. My work focuses on assistive robotics, specifically on building robots that people can use and subordinating autonomy to overall human-robot capability.
I earned a Ph. D. at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I worked at the HARP Lab with Henny Admoni, studying how to build robot manipulators and manipulation autonomy for assistive technologies and particularly focusing on how to incorporate nonverbal behavior, such as eyegaze, into these systems.
Previously, I worked at the Naval Research Lab in DC as a support mechanical (and software) engineer, where I helped to build systems for radar and autonomy research.
I graduated from MIT in 2012 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Ancient-Medieval Studies.