I am a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley under Professor Claire Tomlin in the Hybrid Systems Lab. My research is focused chiefly on the theory and application of new methods for the efficient navigation of dynamic systems with theoretical safety guarantees. For current research projects please see below.
Before coming to Berkeley I completed an accelerated program at Drexel University in Philadelphia to obtain my undergraduate and masters degrees in mechanical engineering. I worked in an electrical lab (Nanophotonics+ Lab), as well as a multidisciplinary lab that was recently founded (The ExCITe Center). My main areas of research were on photolithography manufacturing methods for disposable liquid crystal waveguides, knitted wearable antennas, and plasmonic biosensors.
Current Research Projects
- Decomposing coupled and decoupled systems in new ways to allow for high-dimensional Hamilton Jacobi reachability analysis
- FaSTrack: Fast and Safe Tracking for real-time guaranteed safe motion planning
- Meta-Planning with FaSTrack as a hybrid system to balance speed with maneuverability around obstacles
Past Research Projects
- Using Holographically-Formed, Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals for low power displays
- Developing liquid crystal waveguides for local optical switching in fiberoptic cable
- Developing knitted wearable RFID antennas for sensing deformation in fabric (application: "bellyband" for pregnant women in labor)
When not working I enjoy reading, hiking with my boyfriend and dog, gardening, cooking, and video games.
Current book recommendation: Children of Time
Current video game recommendation: The Witcher 3
Current recipe recommendation: Thai Red Curry Paste (great to make in large batches, then freeze in an ice cube tray for quick and very spicy stir-fries)