Professional History

  • Education:
    • 1993-1997: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
      Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • 1997-1999 : M.S. Mechanical Engineering
      University of California San Diego
      Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences
      Thesis: Modeling and Control of a Three Stick Tensegrity Structure
      Supervisor: Dr. Robert Skelton
    • 1999 - 2005: Ph.D. Ocean Engineering
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
      MIT department of Ocean Engineering & WHOI department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
      Dissertation: Self Consistent Bathymetric Mapping from Robotic Vehicles in the Deep Ocean
      Supervisor: Dr. Hanumant Singh
  • Professional:
    • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering
  • Professional URI:
    • 2006-current: Assistant professor of oceanography
    • 2006-current: Joint appointment ocean engineering