Bio

I am the Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early-Career Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. I received my Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and held positions as a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Media Lab and as Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute prior to joining Georgia Tech.

I direct the Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL) lab, where we work on developing robots that are able to effectively operate in human environments. My research interests span robotics and artificial intelligence, including semantic reasoning, adjustable autonomy, human computation and cloud robotics. Please visit the RAIL lab website for a description of our latest projects.

Teaching

I teach:
CS 3630: Introduction to Robotics and Perception
CS 7633 Human-Robot Interaction
CS/ECE/ME/AE 7785 Introduction to Robotics Research.

Selected Honors

  • 2016 NASA Early Career Faculty Award
  • 2015 Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Researcher, WPI
  • 2015 Trustees' Award for Outstanding Academic Advising, WPI
  • 2014 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • 2012 NSF CAREER Award