picture-5I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, where I work with Prof. Vijay Kumar on heterogeneous networked robotic systems. I completed my PhD at EPFL, Switzerland, where I addressed the topic of localization with ultra-wideband sensing for robotic networks. My dissertation was awarded the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) award for the best thesis at EPFL in the fields of Computer Sciences, Automatics and Telecommunications. My industry experience includes one year working on cutting-edge sensor technologies at Sensirion (during which period my team launched the world’s first multi-pixel miniature gas sensor), and one year in Japan working for Mitsubishi Electric in the robotics industry.

Honors & Awards

  • Finalist, Best Multi-Robot Systems Paper, ICRA 2017
  • Best Paper Award, BICT 2015
  • MIT Rising Stars in EECS, 2015
  • Best PhD Thesis at EPFL in Computer Science, 2014, sponsored by ABB
  • Travel Award, IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, 2008
  • SJCC Scholarship (Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce), 2006
  • ABB Trainee of the Year Award, 2004

Recent Invited Seminars

  • “Diversity, Privacy, and Resilience in Robot Networks”,
    Robotics Seminar, MIT, USA, December 2016
  • “Privacy and Resilience in Networked Robotic Systems”,
    Information Systems Laboratory Colloquium, Stanford, USA, October 2016
  • “Diversity, Heterogeneity and Resilience in Multi-Robot Systems”,
    Robotics and Perception Group, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland, September 2016
  • “Quantifying Privacy for Tightly Coupled Heterogeneous Robot Swarms”,
    ARL Workshop on Heterogeneity, Diversity and Resilience in Multi-Robot Systems, Virginia, USA, August 2016
  • “Diversity and Heterogeneity in Multi-Robot Systems”,
    Electrical Engineering Departmental Seminar, Princeton, USA, May 2016
  • “Adaptive Distribution of a Swarm of Heterogeneous Robots”,
    Workshop on Online Decision-making in Multi-Robot Coordination, IROS, Hamburg, Germany, October 2015
  • “Introduction to ROS (Robot Operating System) and the SCARAB Robots”,
    Programming the Swarm Workshop, UC Berkeley, USA, May 2015