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University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

I am currently pursuing my PhD student in Intelligent Systems under the direction of Professor Edwin Olson. I plan to continue working on how robots can learn to utilize the objects in the world around them by considering objects' affordances and functional properties, by looking at how probabilistic representations can be interfaces with propositional reasoning, and considing how human interaction can be used to improve the learning process.

AUG 2011 - MAY 2013

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

I received my MS from the University of Michigan Computer Science Engineering department, where I worked with Edwin Olson of the APRIL robotics lab. My project, Learning to Recognize Object Functions Using Physical Simulations, explores the concepts of affordances and functional properties of objects (for example whether an object provides a good seat or is "sittable"). I look at how these properties can be predicted without interacting with the objects but instead by performing simulations with the point clouds of the objects obtained with a Kinect or other 3D sensor.

While pursuing my masters I took courses in Mobile Robotics, Knowledge Based Systems, Advanced AI, and Machine Learning.

AUG 2007 - MAY 2011

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

I recieved my BA from Colorado College, where I double majored in Computer Science and Physics. At CC I was an academic tutor at the Quantitaive Reasoning Center for physics and mathematics, and a Learning Assistant for introductory computer science courses.


JAN 2010 - JUN 2011

University of Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO

I worked under the guidance of Dr. Jugal Kalita. My research focused on optimizing layouts for soft keyboards for Brahmic scripts, with a focus on Assamese. Keyboards were optimized by using character and word frequencies as well as layered keyboards.

JUN - AUG 2009

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA

I participated in an REU program at the University of Massachusetts, where I worked with Dr. David Jensen of the Knowledge Discory Lab. I worked alongside another REU student to mine Wikipedia for data, which we used to prove or disprove causal claims made by the media.