I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at Rutgers Univeristy in the ECE department, where I focus on the intersection of computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and their impact on society. I'm an NSF Fellow on the SOCRATES NRT. My advisor is Professor Kristin Dana. Before that, I got my bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering also from Rutgers University.

Research

My current research focus deals with socially cognizant robotic navigation, social behavior characterization, and human-robot interaction under the SOCRATES NSF NRT. Stay tuned for more details!

My previous work deals with autonomous vehicle steering angle prediction. We created a network, Feudal Steering, that uses hierarchical networks to exploit the temporal abstraction inherent in driving tasks to make predicting steering angles from dash-cam images easier.

Internships

I've had the opportunity to work on several different projects with other teams. At SRI International in 2020, I created baseline agents for the DARPA Machine Common Sense project.

At Nvidia in 2021, I created an oracle network to produce semantic segmentation pseudo-labels for previously unseen data to reduce overall datatset labeling costs.

At Apple in 2022, I enhanced the photos memories experience by making it more personalized to the user.

Teaching

I've TA-ed for the following courses in the Rutgers ECE department:

  • Professionalism and Ethics - 14:332:393 - S'20
  • Probability and Random Processes - 14:332:226 - S'21