Yale University (2010-2016)
PhD in MechE
Masters in Meche
  • Advisor: Aaron Dollar
  • Thesis: Strategies for Dexterous Manipulation with Underactuated, Robotic Hands
MIT (2006-2010)
S.B. in MechE, S.B. in EECS
  • Advisor: Martin Culpepper, John Leonard
  • Thesis: Torque Measurement with Inexpensive Compliant Mechanisms

Research Experience

Yale Grablab (2010-2016)
  • Developed the Yale OpenHand Project, a library of open-source designs for underactuated robotic hands
  • Analyzed dexterous manipulation capabilities of underactuated robotic hands
  • Designed, fabricated, and evaluated novel mechanism designs for underactuated grasping and manipulation
MIT PCSL (2008-2010)
  • Designed/instrumented low-cost device to measure the torque/power output of the human ankle joint
  • Utilized compliant flexure designs to minimize cost
  • Collaboration w/ Edward Sung, Alex Slocum Jr., and Dr. Jonathan Bean at Spaulding Rehabilitation Clinic
MIT Personal Robotics Lab (2006-2007)
  • AUR - designed/fabricated robotic lamp under direction of Guy Hoffman, Prof. Cynthia Breazeal

Work Experience

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2017-present)
  • Robotics Mechanical Engineer in Section 347B (Robotics Vehicles and Manipulators)
Yale SOM eLab (2012-2014)
  • Development of custom, interactive online surveys for marketting and social behaviors
  • Collaborations w/ various on-campus research groups for custom user studies
Nextjump (Summer 2010)
  • API for nginx image server to handle flexible app management
  • Internal product/merchant search engine
JamLegend (Summer 2009)
  • Online application to develop playable game tracks for JamLegend's game platform (Flex/Flash)
Kiva Systems (Summer 2008)
  • Developed analysis scripts to parse drive unit and floor logs to optimize movement performance (Matlab)
  • Automated control of battery-testing module (LabVIEW)
MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab (2007-2008)
  • Motion control of student experimental module for nuclear physics courses (LabVIEW)
  • Collaboration with iLabs to allow for remote online control


Journal Publications

Conference Publications