I am currently a postdoc at Sandia National Laboratories and research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. For more up-to-date information, please see my Google Scholar, ResearchGate, or LinkedIn profile.

About me:

In 2016, I graduated with my PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was a member of the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems, and Computation (CCDC) and worked in Professor João Hespanha's research group. My thesis won the 2017 CCDC Best PhD Thesis Award and focused on optimization-based control and estimation of constrained systems and, in particular, output-feedback nonlinear model predictive control combined with moving horizon state estimation. My broader research interests include the control, modeling, analysis, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to energy systems, autonomous vehicles, multi-agent systems, robotics, and biomedicine. I received my M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from UCSB in 2014. Previously, I worked at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Space Vehicles Directorate in the summer of 2011 in Albuquerque, NM. I received my B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona in 2011 where I performed research in the Hybrid Dynamics and Control Laboratory with Professor Ricardo Sanfelice who is now at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

My other interests include science and engineering outreach programs aimed at exposing students in grades K-12 to educational and career opportunities in STEM fields.