I am an Assistant Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. I am a core faculty member of the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems.
I work in robotics, with a focus on algorithms that enable mobile robots to actively sense and gather data in environments. I also work on developing systems for applications in earth sciences: precision agriculture and environmental monitoring.
I am looking for students to work with me. If you are an existing or prospective Virginia Tech student, and are interested in robotics, please send me an email.
I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in September 2014. My Ph.D. adviser was Prof. Volkan Isler and I was a part of the Robotic Sensor Networks lab. My Ph.D. dissertation was on Placement and Motion Planning Algorithms for Robotic Sensing Systems.