A little bit about me…
I am currently a Robotics Postdoctoral Researcher on the ‘Green Brain Project’ in Sheffield. The Green Brain team has researchers of various backgrounds from the University of Sheffield and the University of Sussex and is working to build a neuromimetic model of a honeybee brain within a fully autonomous flying platform. My focus is on embodiment of animal behavior and on the development of biomimetic algorithms for navigation and control of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). In the past, my research has been on the topics of task allocation and motion planning for UAVs and has been in collaboration with the Air Force Research Lab in the US. To learn more about these projects, visit my research page.
I finished my education off at the University of Cincinnati in Dr. Cohen’s Most-Aero Lab where I completed my Ph.D. and M.S. Since my undergraduate studies, I have been publishing my work. Please see my publications for more details.
And even though I love research, I have many interests that involve learning and exploring! I am very active in the professional community and have been extensively involved in STEM outreach, public engagement, and the integration of engineering in education.
See my Awards Page to read about awards won in various areas including for Ph.D. research, impact and outreach activities, and a fully funded international workshop.
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