I am an Associate Professor in
the Computer Science
and Engineering Department
University, where I head up
Laboratory. My primary research interests are
real-world applications of field and service robots. I
teach courses in mobile robotics and real-time image
processing, and also serve as the instructor for the
Computer Science senior design course. My research is
funded by the National
Science Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of
Community and Economic Development, and a range of
- Jan 2018: I am serving on the Program Committee
- Jan 2018: I am instructing the new CSE280/281 capstone
project sequence for Computer Science and Engineering.
- Dec 2017: Congratulations to my advisee Vibhor Sood who
completed his Master's thesis and degree in electrical
engineering. Vibhor worked on
- Jan 2017: I am on leave serving as the CTO
of Love Park Robotics, an
exciting startup in the industrial robotics space.
2016: Watch the
final exam for my CSE360 Intro to Mobile Robotics course.
- Aug 2016: Congratulations to my
Schwesinger for successfully defending his dissertation. Dylan has
accepted a faculty position at Kutztown University.
- May 2016: I received
grant to develop and commercialize 3D localization technology for
I did my PhD in
the GRASP Laboratory
at the University of Pennsylvania. My advisor
Taylor, and my research focused on localization and target
tracking applications for mobile robot teams. Before returning
to school for my PhD, I worked as a test engineer for
the U.S. Army, where I had
the opportunity to work with some wonderful people and great
hardware. Now, I spend my time teaching students and robots
to act intelligently. One is a significantly more daunting
proposition than the other. For fun, I like to work,
run, plant trees, and watch
the sunset from my rocking chair.