- Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland
- B.S. Physics and Applied Mathematics, Hampden-Sydney College
Contact and CV
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- CV [Updated 9/10/14]
The Story So Far
I grew up in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. At Hampden-Sydney College I majored in Physics and Applied Mathematics. During the summers I worked for the Army Research Lab (ARL) in their Sensor and Electronic Devices directorate programming data acquisition platforms in LabView.
After completing my B.S. degree, I attended University of Maryland and received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering concentrating in computer engineering. My research interest was in advanced memory architectures. However, after spending a summer in ARL’s Computational and Information Sciences directorate outfitting mobile robots with sensor systems, I decided to switch my research to control theory. I continued to work part time through my M.S. at ARL as a research engineer in the Warrior’s Edge program.
Following my M.S. degree I worked at Intelligent Automation (IAI) as a research engineer. While at IAI I developed control software for multi-agent robotics applications and developed hardware for other sensor and robotics projects. In particular, I was lead developer and architect of the MDLe Engine and Distributed Control Framework. After two years of work I decided to return to academia and pursue my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech I worked in the GRITS Lab under the advisement of Dr. Magnus Egerstedt.
For five years, I served as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at York College of Pennsylvania. During this time I taught Electricity and Magnetism, Circuits, Capstone Design, and Applied Control. Additionally, I developed an NSF funded cyber-physical systems research program that gave undergraduate students a research experience similar to graduate school.
I am now a Principal Research Engineer with BAE systems in Arlington, Virginia.