Welcome! I am a 5th year PhD student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. In undergrad at the University of Central Florida, I researched under Avelino Gonzalez in the Intelligent Systems Lab and spent four years building autonomous ground vehicles in the Robotics Lab @ UCF.

Currently, I work in the Surgical Mechatronics Lab with my advisor Cameron Riviere researching vision-based control algorithms for Micron, our handheld micromanipulator. I also develop web-scale face recognition algorithms for real-world scenarios such as tagging friends on Facebook.

Update: After graduation in August ’12, I will be joining the National Engineering Robotics Center (NREC) – a Carnegie Mellon robotics company, to work on automating 400 ton mining trucks with LIDAR. Should be fun!

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