I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, which I grow to love more and more as time passes.

I attended Arizona State University, graduating with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering in May 2012. My honors thesis discussed the development of wearable sensors to detect personal exposure to toxic chemicals.

I earned a MS and PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley, working with Professor Ruzena Bajcsy on studying how humans and robots can interact and assist each other in everyday life. I focused on the interaction between drivers and autonomous vehicles.

I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Aero/Astro Department in the Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab, where I worked on decision making, safe learning, and validation for autonomous vehicles with industry partners.

Currently, I’m an assistant professor in the ECE department at UIUC. Check out my research interests and recent publications to see what I’ve been up to.

I’ve worked at some cool places:

Things I enjoy:

  • Fun facts and trivia
  • Video games
  • Eating food (and occasionally making it)

University of California, Berkeley 
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – Spring 2017 
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – Spring 2015 
Advisor: Professor Ruzena Bajcsy

Arizona State University 
B.S.E., Electrical Engineering with Honors – May 2012 
Summa Cum Laude 
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Electrical Engineering