About Me

I'm final year Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley, advised by Anca Dragan, Pieter Abbeel, and Stuart Russell. My research focuses on the value alignment problem in artificial intelligence. My goal is to design algorithms that learn about and pursue the intended goal of their users, designers, and society in general. My recent work has focused on algorithms for human-robot interaction with unknown preferences and reliability engineering for learning systems.

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