About Me

I'm a fourth year Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, advised by Anca Dragan, Pieter Abbeel, and Stuart Russell. My primary research goal is to develop algorithms and theory to facilitate human-compatible artificial intelligence. My work focuses on agent models and frameworks that account for uncertainty about the objective being optimized so that agents can be robust to, for example, errors in their reward function encodings. I'm also interested in work that bridges the gap between AI theory and practical robotics and work on the problem of integrated task and motion planning. Before coming to Berkeley, I did a Master's of Engineering with Leslie Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez at MIT. When I'm not working on research I'm usually wrapped up in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy novel, playing ultimate frisbee, or out on the slopes.

Awards & Degrees

  • S.B. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, MIT 2012
  • M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, MIT 2013
  • NSF GFRP Recipient
  • Berkeley Fellow