I am an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia. I also hold an appointment in the Department of Computer Science (courtesy). My research interests lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence and robotics. I lead the Collaborative Robotics Lab (CRL) at UVA. My group is interested in building robotic systems that are capable of working alongside people in complex human environments.
Prior to joining UVA, I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where I worked with Professor Julie Shah. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) with Professor Laurel Riek.