Welcome to my site, I am a first year Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW) where I work in the Network and Mobile Systems Lab with Shyam Gollakota.
I also work with Sawyer Fuller in the Autonomous Insect Robotics Lab.
My research is focused on leveraging the structural properties in systems, like the bistability demonstrated in leaf-out origami, to create low-power and small-scale robots optimized for resource constrained applications.
I utilize various Reinforcement Learning algorithms to simulate the locomotion of structures in open-source physics engines to discover energy-efficient control systems for structures with complex energy landscapes.
I am the current president and cofounder of A Vision for Electronic Literacy & Access (AVELA), as well as the current Vice President and cofounder of the UW Black Graduate Student Association.
I enjoy being a part of outreach efforts, and I aspire to help decrease the educational opportunity gaps currently present in the education system.
Before I joined the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, I did my Bachelors in Electrical & Computer Engineering at UW where I started my research on origami structures with Jinkyu Yang in the Laboratory for Engineered Materials and Structures.