I’m currently a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering, advised by Dr. Brett Lopez at the Verifiable & Control-Theoretic Robotics (VECTR) Laboratory. I was previously a member of NASA JPL’s Team CoSTAR competing in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, where I led the development of state estimation algorithms for our fleet of aerial vehicles.

Before UCLA, I was a full-time software engineer at HRL Laboratories conducting computer vision/machine learning research with Dr. Rajan Bhattacharyya, Dr. Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, Dr. Deepak Khosla, and Dr. Yang Chen. Prior to that, I received my B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at UC San Diego in 2017 and 2018, where I was advised by Dr. Vikash Gilja and mentored by Dr. Paolo Gabriel and Dr. Abdulwahab Alasfour at the Translational Neuroengineering Laboratory.

Broadly speaking, my research interests include perception and learning for robotic navigation and interaction within the real world.

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