I am a fourth year Ph.D. student working under the supervision of Dr. Laurel Riek at UC San Diego in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. My research explores bottom-up computational methods to enable robots to visually detect novel or unknown objects in real-world environments. More specifically, my work attempts to address object detection using unsupervised methods, so that robots can learn about new and interesting objects in a manner that is scalable, similar to how humans learn about the properties of objects through exploration and interaction.
Prior to my doctoral studies at UCSD, I earned my M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where my focus was in the design and implementation of mechatronic systems. Thus, I am also an avid hardware designer, specializing in embedded systems and electronics. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to discuss robotics, computer vision, and/or electro-mechanical system design!