About Me

I am a second year PhD student in MIT’s EECS Department advised by Professor Pablo Parrilo and Professor Russ Tedrake. I am broadly interested in optimal and efficient decision making particularly for large scale or complex dynamical systems. I am particularly interested in exploiting polynomial and graph structure to obtain tractable algorithms for problems in control theory and certification. In addition to my research, I am an active contributor to Drake, an open-source simulator for model-based design and control of robots.

Background

Prior to coming to MIT, I spent four wonderful years at the University of Pennsylvania where I completed my Bachelors in Electrial Engineering and Mathematics as well as my Masters in Robotics in 2020. While there, I wrote my Master’s Thesis under the supervision of Professor Alejandro Ribeiro and completed my Senior Design Capstone under Professor Manfred Morari. During the summer of 2019, I worked as a perception engineer at Uber ATG, improving the sensor fusion algorithms of the autonomous vehicle’s on board radar system.

Non-Professional Interests

I am enthusiastic about spending time outside hiking, skiing, and sailing. I have also been fencing competitively since 2005, including throughout my time at Penn.