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I am a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech's EPIC lab. I defended my Ph.D. dissertation, "Practice Makes Perfect: Leveraging Exoskeleton Interactions To Elucidate The Motor Learning Process," at the University of Texas at Austin in July 2023. I earned my M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University in 2018, and my B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Mathematics from BITS-Pilani Goa campus. Other research stints include internships at IIT Bombay (2015-16), Intel (summer 2018), and Meta Reality Labs (summer 2022). I was honored as a 2022 Rising Star in ME and a 2023 CalTech Young Investigator Lecturer, and have received funding from various sources including UT Austin's graduate fellowship (2022-23), an NSF M3X grant, and through collaborations with Meta Reality Labs and Google Brain. 


My research centers on physical human-robot interaction for the assistance, rehabilitation, and augmentation of human motion. At Georgia Tech, I am exploring how reinforcement learning can inform gait assistance in stroke survivors using a hip exoskeleton. At UT's ReNeu robotics lab, I used upper-extremity wearable devices to better understand able-bodied motor learning. At Columbia University's ROAR lab, I explored the impact of pelvic forces on gait rehabilitation in able-bodied participants and those suffering from cerebral palsy.

The promising combination of human intuition & intention with ever-improving robot design & intelligence will inevitably lead to wearable robots becoming as ubiquitous as smartphones and smartwatches. I am passionate about realizing this vision through my research. 

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