I am a Research Scientist with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate since September of 2017. My research focuses on optimization and machine learning methods for autonomous systems. I am currently pursuing works in:
- Reinforcement Learning
- Scalable online Bayesian and nonparametric methods
- Online Learning and Stochastic Optimization
- Decentralized Optimization
Generally, I am interested in research questions on learning theory
that bridge the gap between theoretically justified and practically
useful. If you're a student or recent graduate working in similar areas, or their applications in robotics, please reach out to me regarding internship or collaboration opportunities. The relevant formal application may be found at this link on the left-hand side menu: go to Search All Open Projects, then Computational and Information Sciences, then select "Foundations of Learning Systems" under the Search By Title heading.
Previously, I completed my Phd in Electrical and
Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in summer of 2017 -- see my defense
presentation which evolved ideas from my proposal
on 12/1/2016. My dissertation may be found here. Concurrently, I
completed the Master's degree
from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. My doctoral work was under the supervision of Alejandro
in the area of statistical signal processing, in
particular distributed online and stochastic optimization.
I also am a participant in the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. My sponsoring facility is the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Computation and Information Sciences Directorate, where I collaborate with Brian Sadler, Ethan Stump, and Jon Fink.
Before coming to Philadelphia, I had some wonderful research experiences at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory with Alma Wickenden and William Nothwang, and as an undergraduate in the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) under the guidance of Renato Feres. I completed both my BS and MS at WashU in Mathematics/Systems Science and Mathematics, respectively, in 2011 and 2012.
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