I am currently a third year PhD student in Maja Matarić's Interaction Lab at the University of Southern California having previously worked in Chad Jenkins's Laboratory for Progress as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. I am working on using hands free mixed reality (e.g. Microsoft Hololens) to further the expressive capabilities of and experiences with a robot tutor. I am currently looking into using MR to expand the action space of a curious robot tutor in order to increase student kinesthetic curiosity. I also enjoy many physical acitivites such as yoga, hiking, and volleyball.
Looked into different point filtering and methods for a geometrically informed ICP. This also included creating a web based ICP visualization.
Reimplemented a SLAM post processing method proposed by Edwin Olson in Fast Iterative Alignment of Pose Graphs with Poor Initial Estimates. Tested with the Fetch mobile manipulator.
I currently oversee 9 undergraduate students in Chloe Kuo, Julia Cordero, Roddur Dasgupta, Jenny Lee, Kartik Mahajan, Radhika Agrawal, Nisha Chatwani, Adam Wathieu, İpek Göktan, and Karen Ly who can also be found on the Interaction People Page. Previously I have overseen Roxanna Pakkar, Zhonghao Shi, Ryan Stevenson and Adnan Karim. I also have mentored high school students Annika Modi, Jacob Zhi, İpek Göktan, Mena Hassan, Ashley Perez, and Bryan Pyo as a part of the USC SHINE program.
Post graduation I plan to pursue a professor position stemming from my interests in research, teaching, and mentoring. Outside of lab, I used to help out at Clifford Street Elementary School with their new 5th grade VEX robotics team. I also was a part of a TEALS volunteer team at LACES Highschool teaching AP Computer Science for the 2019-2020 school year. I created and currently maintain the US Women in Academic Robotics Research website. If you would like to help out, feel free to contact me, my advisor Maja Matarić, or directly submit requests to add people via the website.
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Computer Science B.S.E.||2014||2018|
|University of Southern California - Los Angeles||Computer Science PhD||2018||Present|