About Me

I am currently working as a software engineer at Optimus Ride in the Planning and Controls team where I focus development efforts on modern control techniques that provide rigorous safety guarantees for self-driving vehicles.

Before joining the industry, I completed my PhD from the University of Illinois, where I was advised by Prof. Naira Hovakimyan. Broadly, my research was at the intersection of robotics, control theory, and machine learning, where I focused on safe motion planning for robots under uncertainty. For a deeper overview of my work during the PhD, head over to the research page. While at UIUC, I also spent a few summers working outside of academia towards robotics related problems at Facebook Reality Labs, Occipital, and Qualcomm.

Education

Experience

Software Engineer at Optimus Ride

Sep 2021 - present (Boston, MA)

Research Intern at Facebook Reality Labs

May 2018 - Aug 2018 (Redmond, WA)

Robotics Perception Intern at Paracosm (a division of Occipital)

May 2017 - Jul 2017 (Gainesville, FL)

Research Intern at Qualcomm Research

May 2016 - Aug 2016 (Philadelphia, PA)