About

The Gist

I perform research and development at the intersection of behavior-based robotics, distributed systems, and machine learning. I am passionate about developing autonomous robotic systems and the software infrastructure that enables their rapid deployment. My career has spanned government, industry, and academic institutions serving in roles across the autonomous systems stack: developer, principal investigator, and educator.

Education

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
– Advisor: Prof. Magnus Egerstedt, GRITS Lab
– Thesis: Motion Description Languages: From Specification to Execution

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park

B.S. Physics and Applied Mathematics, Hampden-Sydney College
Summa cum laude

Professional Experience