I am for the development of UASs with intelligent techniques for safe and effective autonomy.
A little about me…
I am primarily interested in the development and application of “intelligent” techniques for the safe and effective control of autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), as well as robots in general. I currently work as a Robotics Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield since December 2016 where I focus on embodiment of animal behavior and development of biomimetic algorithms for navigation and control of small UAVs (sUAVs) and ground robots. To learn more about these projects, visit my research page.
Previously, I completed my education with a Ph.D. and M.S. at the University of Cincinnati in Dr. Cohen’s MOST-AERO Lab in 2012. For this, I collaborated with the USA Air Force Research Lab and won 2 separate topic awards. Since my B.S. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, I have been involved in research, teaching, and outreach.
I have many interests and participate in many activities that involve personal growth, leadership, and development. I have mentored dozens of research projects and taught at many levels including graduate, undergraduate, secondary, and adult students. I am an active leader in the professional community and am extensively involved in STEM outreach, public engagement, and engineering education where I am also published and have won funds and awards.
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