about me

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of California, Merced. I am pursuing research in Algorithmic Human Robot Interaction under supervision of Professor Mukesh Singhal. I also collaborate with Dr. Anca Dragan from University of California, Berkeley. In my doctoral research, I am exploring some of the intriguing computational challenges of Human - Autonomous Vehicle interaction. What draws me to computer science in general is the vast impact of this field of research, pervasive across almost all aspects of human life.  With a combined experience in machine learning, smart space and design, my research interest lies at the intersection of human factors and technology. Prior to this I worked as a graduate student researcher at Carnegie Mellon University with Dr. Aaron Steinfeld and with Dr. Anind Dey, where I focussed on predicting human mobility and space usage pattern in physical world. During my M.S. research at University of California at Berkeley under Professor Alice Agogino, I developed methods for optimal sensing and sensor fusion for daylight harvesting using intelligent lighting systems. While at UC Berkeley, I also worked extensively in building energy efficiency and demand response, with an affiliate researcher position in the Grid Integration Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.  

Research Interest

Algorithmic Human Robot Interaction, Applied Machine Learning, Human Machine Interaction, Cloud Robotics, Crowd sourcing, Autonomous Vehicles