Academic Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Administrative Appointments


  • Assistant Professor, Boston University (2012 - 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania (2010 - 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT (2009 - 2011)
  • Automation Engineer, Applied Materials, Inc (2000 - 2002)

Honors & Awards


  • Best Paper Finalist, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2016)
  • King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Robotics (2016)
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award, Boston University College of Engineering (2015)
  • CAREER Award, NSF (2014)
  • Best Paper Finalist, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2011)
  • Best Paper Award, Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB) (2008)
  • Best Paper Finalist, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2008)

Professional Education


  • PhD, MIT, Mechanical Engineering (2009)
  • MS, MIT, Mechanical Engineering (2005)
  • BS, Stanford, Mechanical Engineering (2000)

Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Edward Balaban, Ashley Clark, Duncan Eddy, Vince Giralo, Zack Hammond, Kyle Julian, Corinne Lippe, Aditya Mahajan, Nathan Stacey, David Stonestrom, Josh Sullivan, Adam Wiktor
  • Orals Chair
    Arul Suresh, Stephen Yang
  • Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
    Negar Zahedi Mehr
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Adam Caccavale, Eric Cristofalo, Preston Culbertson, Ravi Haksar, Trevor Halsted, Jun En Low, Haruki Nishimura, Kunal Shah, Nathan Usevitch, Mingyu Wang, Patrick Washington
  • Orals Evaluator
    Ashley Clark, Josh Sullivan
  • Master's Program Advisor
    Caitlin Driscoll, Racheal Erhard, Richard Akira Heru, Bernard Lange, Ben Moore, Aliyah Smith, Karthik Srivatsan, Gadi Sznaier Camps, Joe Vincent, Zan Xu, Fengjun Yang, Remy Zawislak
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Claire Chen

All Publications