About Me

I am a computer scientist and roboticist with a research focus in robot motion planning, autonomous systems, and robot design optimization. I am particularly passionate about applications for robots in healthcare and surgery. I will be joining the School of Computing (SoC) and the Robotics Center at the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor in January 2020 (although I will be around off and on during Fall '19).

I am currently looking for motivated students to join my lab, if you are interested please email me and include your CV/Resume!

Prior to joining the SoC faculty at Utah I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab at Vanderbilt University. I completed my PhD in computer science in the Computational Robotics Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the advisement of Ron Alterovitz.