Research Overview

I am a computer scientist passionate about solving complex computational problems, with a focus on computational robotics. My research focuses on finding useful abstract representations to complex problems such that we can solve them more efficiently while keeping strong formal guarantees

My specific interests are algorithms for optimization and planning of complex and high-dimensional robot systems. The videos below show a cross-section of problems I have been working on along with my collaborators. Those videos include tasks like the assembly of buildings, humanoid footstep planning, product assembly, multi-robot coordination, and computer animation. 

To efficiently solve such problems, I investigate abstract representations and topological optimization methods. My research lies at the intersection of computer science and mathematics, which I believe holds immense potential to significantly increase our understanding about high-dimensional state spaces and guide us towards developing algorithms which have both, strong formal guarantees as well as fast and efficient execution times. Please see my List of Publications for current progress.