Mechanical Engineering 
Robotics Program
Transportation Research Institute

1231 Beal Avenue 
G058 W.E. Lay Auto Lab 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

(first name) (first letter of last name) {at} umich {dot} edu 


I am an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan with appointments in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the University of Michigan's Robotics Program. I received a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and an Honors Degree in Physics in May 2006, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2009, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering in December 2012 all from the University of California, Berkeley. Subsequently, I worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Locomotion Group at MIT from 2012 till 2014 before joining the University of Michigan in 2015.  

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development and application of novel data-driven optimization and systems theory to quantify and improve human and robot interaction with one another and the environment. I am currently interested in the:

  • design and control of semiautonomous systems
  • personalized diagnostic and rehabilitative systems
  • optimization and systems theory