I am currently a Senior Robotics Software Engineer at Exyn Technologies. I received my Ph.D. from UCLA in 2023, where I was advised by Dr. Brett Lopez at the Verifiable & Control-Theoretic Robotics (VECTR) Laboratory. I have spent time at NASA JPL, where I led the development of localization and mapping algorithms for our fleet of aerial vehicles for the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, and HRL Laboratories, where I worked on a variety of cool computer vision problems with Boeing. Prior to my Ph.D., I received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego in 2017 and 2018 and conducted computer vision research under the supervision of Dr. Vikash Gilja, Dr. Paolo Gabriel, and Dr. Abdulwahab Alasfour at the Translational Neuroengineering Laboratory.

I am broadly interested in robotic perception, spanning fields such as computer vision, machine learning, state estimation, and numerical optimization. My long-term research objective is to enable fast and robust, human-like geometric and semantic perception capabilities for mobile robots through innovative algorithmic design grounded by first principles. Towards this, much of my work has focused on the development of general, domain-agnostic 2D/3D vision algorithms that are resilient to outliers and are practical and real-time.

Life goals include helping to advance our engineering capabilities in assistive and exploratory robotics, and one day seeing the Clippers win an NBA championship.