Hi, I am a PhD student in Robotics working with Prof. Dave Held at the CMU Robotics Institute. My research interests lie in robot learning and human-robot interaction.

I graduated from Yale in 2015 with bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Economics. As an undergraduate, I assisted Brian Scassellati's research at the Social Robotics Lab, resulting in second-author publications in HRI 2016 and ICRA 2016. My senior thesis on robotic perception of human gestures was awarded the 2015 Computer Science Research Prize.

Since college, I worked at Microsoft for a few years before returning to research as lab staff at Maya Cakmak's Human-Centered Robotics Lab. Read my CV here.

In my spare time, I read/listen to books, practice cooking, participate in athletic events like Tough Mudder with friends, and travel with a moleskine so I can sketch the sights.

Recent News

Jun 30, 2020 Paper accepted to IROS 2020! Cloth Region Segmentation for Robust Grasp Selection.
Jan 27, 2020 Paper accepted to RA-L with ICRA 2020 presentation option! Multi-modal Transfer Learning for Grasping Transparent and Reflective Objects.
Apr 08, 2019 I was awarded the 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Jan 25, 2019 Paper accepted to ICRA 2019! Robot Object Referencing through Situated Legible Projections.
Aug 09, 2018 Paper accepted to ACM SUI 2018! RobotIST: Interactive Situated Tangible Robot Programming.
Apr 04, 2018 I received an Honorable Mention for my 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship submission!
Apr 03, 2018 I am participating in the Spring 2 batch at Recurse Center in NYC from April to June.

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