I am an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my PhD in Computer Science from theUniversity of British Columbia. My doctoral dissertation was awarded the Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Annual Award. Prior to joining CMU’s faculty, I was a Research Scientist working in the Disney Research Zurich lab. I am interested in a variety of research topics that include control strategies for virtual actors and robots, motion planning algorithms, physics-based modeling and simulation, computational design and digital fabrication. For my work in these areas, I was the recipient of an Intel Early Career Faculty Award. TedXZurich and Robotics Institute Seminar talks I gave are available online.

I am looking for motivated students and postdocs with strong mathematical backgrounds and a passion for computer graphics and/or robotics.