I am a postdoctoral associate at Maryland Robotics Center at University of Maryland (UMD) working with Dr. Dinesh Manocha and Dr. Pratap Tokekar.

I have received my PhD from University of South Carolina (USC) in Computer Science. I was working in Autonomous Field Robotics Laboratory (AFRL) under supervision of Dr. Ioannis Rekleitis. My research is on area coverage both for two and three dimensional areas, with particular applications in aquatic domain. I want to enable more efficient and task oriented coverage techniques for environmental monitoring and survey operations. I sometimes draw inspiration from human expertise in performing specific tasks and try to adapt similar reasoning in algorithms I am developing for surface and underwater robots.

Research Interests:

  • area coverage, marine robotics, multi-robot systems, path planning, exploration, autonomous systems