A little about me.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) in Pittsburgh, working with Dr. Jessica Hodgins.

I recently completed my PhD in Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, where I was advised Dr. Sonia Chernova, director of the Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning Lab.  My thesis research lied in the space of Interactive Robot Learning. It investigated the problem of enabling an interactive robot with an intelligent policy for reasoning about what questions it has and when to question, given the goal of learning new concepts from a human teacher. Part of what the made the problem particularly interesting and challenging is the work assumed the setting of a changing environment, where external time and resource constraints were being imposed on the robot, inspired by what one would expect in a more realistic human setting. 

My broader research interests span the space of autonomous reasoning and decision-making for artificial agents.  In particular, my expertise lies in enabling socially situated agents to autonomously reason about how to gather information, towards accomplishing internal goals.  However, as my research career evolves, I am very interested in exploring frameworks for cognition and reasoning in a more diverse set of AI problem domains.