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|Skatebording to class at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.|
2019 - Software Engineer at Aurora Innovation.
2017--2019 - Head of Simulation at Drive.ai.
From 2013-2015 I worked on the MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge Team. (YouTube videos)
From 2014-2017 I was a PhD candidate at MIT as a member of the Robot Locomotion Group.
From 2008-2013 I was an R&D Engineer at Kitware, Inc.
I have a M.S. in computer science from MIT (2016) and a B.S. in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2008).
At RPI I was a member of the CS Robotics Lab and worked on the DVC project.
Some of my interests are robotics, parallel computing, and scientific visualization.
I hiked the PACIFIC CREST TRAIL from Mexico to Canada in 2003. The trip took five months.
UPDATE: In 2016 I hiked the trail again with my wife! Here's our trip blog.
|I like skateboarding. Here I am skating in a pool near Albany, NY.|
|I used to have a pet octopus. He was very entertaining. See more.|
|I grow various kinds of carnivorous plants. Here are some.|
|I love to snowboard. Here I am hitting a jump on a hill in Troy, NY. Thanks for taking this wonderful picture, Bonnie!|
|I also love winter hiking expeditions. Here we are climbing Mt. Madison in the White Mountains.|
|In 2001 I built a robot for entry in the International Trinity College Firefighting Home Robot Competition. I did pretty well and made it into the papers! Read the article. You can also see complete photo documentation.|
|Here I am riding up a steep rock during a family trip to Moab, Utah. I learned to ride in the woods in NH and have my motorcycle license. Moab trip.|
|I spent a week in Rincon surfing, watch out for the coral reef! Mostly I ride smaller waves in New England on a 9'2" board. The best waves in NE are in the winter time, so don't forget your wetsuit.|
Here's a picture of my Watchman Goby and Tiger Pistol Shrimp. Here is a
movie of the pair.|
Read about goby symbiosis.
Read about shrimp sonoluminescence.
|Me at the summit of Mt. Lafyette. See more.|
|Here's me at 14,505 feet, the summit of Mt. Whitney. See more.|
|I like music. I have a growing collection of concert videos. See what I've got.|
|Here's my old dog, Seri. RIP.|