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, Boris Ivanovic, Kyle Julian, Corinne Lippe, Aditya Mahajan, Jeff Park, Nathan Stacey, David Stonestrom, Josh Sullivan, Adam Wiktor
  • Orals Chair
    Arul Suresh, Stephen Yang
  • Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
    Negar Zahedi Mehr
  • Orals Evaluator
    Edward Balaban, Ashley Clark, Josh Sullivan
  • 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
  • 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, Javier Yu, Remy Zawislak
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Claire Chen

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