I am an Assistant Professor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the director of the Harvard Agile Robotics Laboratory. Previously, I was a postdoc in the Robot Locomotion Group at MIT CSAIL and the Planning and Control Lead for the MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge team.
My research is about increasing the efficiency, robustness, and versatility of highly dynamic and underactuated robots. I design algorithms that exploit convexity, sparsity, or statistical structure to solve optimal planning and control problems and improve the capabilities of complex physical systems. My work has been implemented on a variety of amazing robots including the Boston Dynamics Atlas, the uBot-5, and NASA's Robonaut 2. For more information, please check out our publications or watch some videos.