I am a postdoctoral fellow in the EPIC lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, exploring intelligent wearable devices for gait assistance and rehabilitation.
I successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation titled "Practice Makes Perfect: Leveraging Exoskeleton Interactions To Elucidate The Motor Learning Process" at the University of Texas at Austin in July 2023. As part of the ReNeu robotics lab at UT, I studied human-robot interaction in upper-body wearable devices. In 2018, I received my MS in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University where, as a member of the ROAR lab, I explored the effect of pelvic forces on gait rehabilitation. I have also interned as a research scientist at Intel (summer 2018) and Meta Reality Labs (summer 2022). I have been honored as a 2022 Rising Star in ME and a CalTech Young Investigator Lecturer in 2023. My research has been supported through a graduate fellowship awarded by UT Austin (2022-23), an NSF M3X grant, and research collaborations with Meta Reality Labs and Google Brain.
I believe that harnessing human and robot learning abilities allows us to engineer more intelligent and effective human-robot interactions (HRI). There are many promising applications of such intelligent HRI including physical assistance, training, and augmentation. Through my work, I strive to explore and build upon this vision through intelligent human-aware engineering.