Yash is currently a graduate student pursuing a PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics under Dean Vijay Kumar. His interests are focused on low-cost, rapid fabrication methods and embedded design for building micro unmanned aerial vehicles. He has also developed systems for extending the mission life of MAVs for fully autonomous multi-agent persistent aerial missions through task distribution and automated charging. He is particularly interested in SWaP constraints of MAVs and developing swarms of collision resistant robots for use in Search and Rescue type situations. Yash received his Master's degrees in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai in India.