About Me

I am a Computer Science PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology researching topics in Character Animation, Robotics, Machine Learning and Physical Simulation. I am currently working on haptic-aware character control strategies for humanoid manipulation of simulated deformable objects. I am advised by Greg Turk, and C. Karen Liu.

As of Spring 2016, I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. For more information on the NSF GRFP, look here.

In Summer 2015, I was the instructor for CS3451, Georgia Tech's introductory Computer Graphics course.

I am a Black Belt and Instructor in Hapkido.

I am an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the BSA Order of the Arrow.

I live and adventure with my wife Melissa, our Australian Shepherd Fenrir and our two cats: Pokey and Scrambles.