About Me

I am a Software Development Engineer in the Robotics Prototyping Group at Amazon Fulfillment Technologies.

I received my Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics department at the University of Pennsylvania. I worked with Mark Yim in the ModLab a subgroup of the GRASP Lab. For my dissertation, I focused on novel actuation methods to enable miniaturization of the modules of a modular robot.

I graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering. I worked on stochastic modular robotics with Hod Lipson in the Cornell Computational Synthesis Lab


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