I am a PhD student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University working with Prof. Stelian Coros. My research interests lie in applying optimization techniques to solve complex design and engineering problems. For my current research, I build computational design tools for fabrication towards increasing accessibility of robotics. In the long term, I would like to build technologies that enhance the life and well-being of community at large.
In past, I have had not-so-brief stints in the area of human motor control and biomechanical simulations. During my Masters, I worked with Prof. Hartmut Geyer on understanding human control of leg placement. I have also spent some time trying to understand human balance, and motor skill aquisition in people learning bongoboarding with Prof. Jessica K. Hodgins as an intern at Disney Research Pittsburgh.
I get enthusiastic about pretty much any idea on education, DIY and environment conservation. I love traveling and hiking.