I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Mechanical Engineering department
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I received my PhD from Princeton University's
department of Chemical and Biological Engineering,
with a Graduate Certificate in Computational and Information Science.
My research interests are in data mining, dimensionality reduction,
and system identification
for high-dimensional dynamical systems,
with applications in robotic perception and planning,
and computational neuroscience.
Boston AV Group Robocar
Teach a one-week workshop to high school students on building and programming a small autonomous car.
Constrained system identification
Learn dynamics with constrained quantities.
Build a differential-drive robot with LIDAR as its primary sense.
Use nonlinear manifold learning to discover automatically both the true dimensionality and the underlying spatial coordinates that define a high-dimensional simulation trajectory.
Simulate circadian rhythms in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus.
ANOVA and PCE for Biological Neural Networks
Use ANOVA to perform integrals for polynomial chaos expansions.
Next Task Decider
Process task list and decide what I should do next.
Debriefing Neural Networks for Nonlinear Dynamics
Use neural networks as models for process dynamics, and manifold learning to understand and simplify the fitted networks.