Please note: I haven't updated this site in over a decade. If you're looking for historical things, you're in the right place. However, if you're looking for more recent professional information, my LinkedIn profile is the place to be. My resume and exhaustive CV are also up to date.


Trestle Team My primary research interest is in planning and execution systems for flexible, coordinated, and cooperative multi-robot and robot-human teams, with an emphasis on execution-time conflict prediction and adaptation. I have also worked on the integration of humans into robotic teams via sliding autonomy, inter-robot coordination in both non-contact and cooperative manipulation scenarios, graduated and robust failure recovery, human-robot interaction, and social robotics. My thesis work was on Proactive Replanning for Multi-Robot Teams, as part of the Trestle project. My CV is available here.

Trestle Grid Team I defended my PhD thesis on January 7th, 2009, and am now working at Seegrid, a Pittsburgh industrial mobile robotics company. I'm also working with my former advisor, Reid Simmons, on the Gamebot project at Carnegie Mellon. During my tenure at the Robotics Institute, I was primarily involved in the Trestle and IDSR projects, as well as assisting with a number of others, including the Roboceptionist and Grace. See the Projects page for more details.

I was affiliated with the Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab and, to a lesser extent, the Field Robotics Center.

Proactive Replanning I received a B.S. in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction, with a minor in Robotics, from Carnegie Mellon in 2001. I entered the Robotics Institute's PhD program the following fall, where I earned my M.S. in Robotics in 2004 and my PhD in January 2009.