I am currently pursuing my Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in the HCI Engineering Group in CSAIL. My project involves developing an integrated software and hardware pipeline that reduces the number of fabrication steps necessary to print single-material, multi-colored 3D models.
In Fall 2019, I was an Embedded Software Development Intern at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. My project focused on integrating a safe testing infrastructure for developing algorithms for drones by combining real-world flight dynamics with a photorealistic simulation environment. Evaluation involved designing a proof-of-concept path planner and controller for the closed-loop autonomous feedback system.
I developed, taught, and created a month-long summer curriculum that introduces students to the basics of programming, computer vision, and robotics for autonomous vehicles. I taught the pilot Summer and Fall school-year programs, as well as a Winter educator's training session for local teachers looking to incorporate more hands-on learning into their classes. This curriculum was developed as part of the MIT BeaverWorks Summer Institute.
As a System Testbed Engineering Intern for the Mars 2020 rover (now called "Perseverance"), I developed tools for the testbed by scripting automatic conversion tools for testbed verfication and validation procedures. I also implemented a background observer script that checks for unintended system shutdowns.
For Winter 2018, I was a Satellite Robotics Intern in the Satellite Servicing Projects Divisiion at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where I wrote and performed system acceptability test procedures for outreach robots, and developed a relative pose conversion tool for robots with multiple frames of reference.
As an intern at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Department of Spacecraft Engineering, my research consisted of working with other researchers to improve the capabilities of an existing planetary exploration robot, as well as implementing visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) on the lab's extraterrestrial rover.
Throughout my time at MIT, I have assisted several courses as a TA (Teaching Assistant) or as a LA (Lab Assistant). Classes include: 6.141 Robotics Science and Systems (TA), 6.004 Computation Structures (LA), 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (LA), and 6.01 Introduction to EECS via Robotics (LA). My responsibilities consisted of testing and/or creating lab assignments, as well as hosting office hours for students.
In Summer 2016, I interned with VIA Technologies as part of the System Integration Team to develop an interactive, touch-screen website that visualizes social media data on a large, smart-home device.
As an undergraduate researcher, I worked with MIT Media Lab's City Science Group to understand Andorra's dynamics on tourism and commerce by analyzing the country's big data. For my research, I visualized reviews from TripAdvisor by creating an interactive map through filtered natural language processing (NLP) summary results.
I am currently a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) student at MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). My interests lie in rapid prototyping and systems engineering. Prior to this, I graduated from MIT in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in EECS and with a minor in Japanese.