About Me

I am excited to announce that I will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University in July 2016.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. George J. Pappas.

I received my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Meachanics from the University of Pennsylvania in June of 2015. My Ph.D. advisor was Dr. Vijay Kumar and my dissertation was on Multi-Robot Active Information Gathering Using Random Finite Sets.

I received my BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, both in 2010. At Northwestern I worked with Dr. Kevin Lynch on several projects related to parameter identification of dynamic systems and non-grasping manipulation (eg. rolling, sliding, and bouncing).

I can be reached via email at:
pdames (at) seas (dot) upenn (dot) edu