I enable robots to make conscious decisions based on their surroundings and to interact with the world around them. My research interests are within the scope of robot perception, specifically in the application of computer vision and reinforcement learning.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics
& Computer Science CertificateUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
Currently, I am working in Amazon's Just Walk Out technology group. Specifically, I've been developing research tools that enable dataset generation and evaluation of new ML models on camera data from Amazon's global network of stores.
University of Minnesota
Graduate Research Assistant
During my master's program, I researched deep reinforcement learning methods to develop robotic learning-by-demonstration systems using PyTorch and MuJoCo virtual environments, which has since been published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Startup: Rover Robotics
I built the company's endurance testing process to provide data to customers about the longevity of the company's mobile robots. This required building a vision-based program that can autonomously navigate a closed course indefinitely, while monitoring the generated data to predict hardware failures. Cross-platform support for ROS1 and ROS2 was included.
Controls Engineering Intern
I designed distributed control device networks for use in automated distribution centers. During the summer intenship, I traveled to a customer site for one month to commission the systems I had helped design.
Precision Associates Inc
I was an automation intern at a local manufacturing company for three summers. I worked on a variety of projects including a equipment diagnostic display, a pick-and-place robotic arm, and product inventory software.