Welcome. This site originated sometime around 2009 as my online portfolio, which I built while I was submitting applications to graduate schools. I am recently trying to get into the habit of posting more public documentation of the various projects that I’m working on. I’ve ported the site over to a more modern CMS in an attempt to make that easier.
Right now, most of the content is ancient history migrated from the old site. I’ve tried not to break any existing links and bring everything over. However, things might be a little bit unstable as I complete the process. New content will be appearing soon (and in the future, hopefully more regularly!)
I am currently a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in the Responsive Environments group. My current research interests are sensor systems that enable computer systems to be context- and location-aware, as well as automatic resource management strategies for sensor networks that produce rich data for remote user experiences. Previously, I was a research assistant at Intel Labs Seattle, where I focused on robotics and sensing applications.
- List of Publications
- Enabling Robots to Plug In to Unmodified Electrical Outlets
- An Electric Field Pretouch System for Grasping and Co-Manipulation
- Classroom Presenter for the XO Laptop
At the Media Lab, I’ve been the TA for my advisor’s class on sensor technologies (which also serves as the lab’s main introductory courses to analog electronics.) I also regularly assist with How to Make Almost Anything, the famous introduction to digital fabrication. For Fall 2013 I taught part of the electronics portion of MAS.500: Foundations in Media Technology, and served as TA for 4.S23: Design of Low Power Environmental Sensors and Networks. This semester I will be officially taking a break from teaching, but I’m sure will end up assisting with various things.
I was a teaching assistant for the Software for Embedded Systems course at the University of Washington for three quarters. I developed lab assignments and custom hardware for the class, and assisted students in the lab. I received an honorable mention for the Bandes Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching for my work.
Hardware Designs and Projects
- My page for MAS.863 “How to Make (almost) Anything”
- The FabFish — an open-source electric field sensor board
- AirStick electric field sensor board for UW computer engineering lab
- Finger-sized electric field sensing hardware
- Basic electric field sensor board for UW computer engineering lab
- Robot power system
- Power monitor board
- ZigBoard (working title) 802.15.4 transceiver board