I am an assistant professor at UPenn’s GRASP lab, with a primary appointment in CIS, and a secondary appointment in ESE. I lead the Perception Action Learning (PAL) Group, where we work on problems at the intersection of computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.
Before this, I was a visiting researcher at Facebook AI Research, and a postdoc at the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab at UC Berkeley, advised by Alyosha Efros and Sergey Levine. I earned my PhD at UT Austin working with Kristen Grauman, and my bachelor’s degree at IIT Madras.
I am teaching CIS 700 Data-Driven Robotic Perception and Control in Fall 2020. I taught CIS419/519 with Eric Eaton in Spring 2020.
For prospective students: Formal admissions are processed through the university’s various programs. If you’re interested in joining our PAL research group and would like to reach out to me, please complete this form. I monitor responses regularly, and will reach out to you if there’s an opening. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. You may send me email too, but please note that I might not be able to respond.