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 am an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing (SoC) and the Robotics Center at the University of Utah where I lead the Artificial intelligence and Robotics in Medicine Lab (ARMLab).
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.