I am a 5th year doctoral student in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed my Phd proposal on 12/1/2016. I work under the direction of Alejandro Ribeiro in the area of statistical signal processing, in particular the interplay between stochastic optimization and statistical inference from streaming data [Google Scholar]. I've worked both on centralized and decentralized methods for this class of problems. Based on my past research, I've become a proponent of kernel methods. Thus far, I've worked on applications such as intrusion detection in computer networks, decentralized estimation in sensor networks, pattern recognition in mobile robotic teams, and uncertainty quantification on individual ground robots. See my research page for more details. Going forward, I am pursuing connections between this class of problems and reinforcement learning (approximate dynamic progamming) for the purpose of developing light-weight adaptive algorithms for learning-based control in uncertain environments. I am also mostly done with a Master's degree in Statistics from Wharton.
I am a participant in the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. My sponsoring facility is the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Computation and Information Sciences Directorate, where I collaborate with Brian Sadler, Ethan Stump, and Jon Fink.
Before coming to Philadelphia, I had some wonderful research experiences at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory with Alma Wickenden and William Nothwang, and as an undergraduate in the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) under the guidance of Renato Feres. I completed both my BS and MS at WashU in Mathematics/Systems Science and Mathematics, respectively, in 2011 and 2012.
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