I am a Research Associate in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working under the guidance of Dr. Yaser Sheikh. My current research involves developing a unified framework for annotating, storing and sharing multimodal perceptual data.
I obtained my Ph.D. from West Virginia University under the advice of Dr. Bojan Cukic in July 2014. Prior to this, I obtained my B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2004 and completed my M.S. in Computer Science in 2006 under Dr. Supratik Mukhopadhyay. I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics.
I have always had a great passion for teaching, from as early as high school when I would tutor my peers. Much of my time in during my undergraduate years was spent as a tutor, assisting students with homeworks and exams in subjects such as mathematics and computer science. To explore my desire for teaching, I spent the first six semesters of my Ph.D. being an instructor for the CS 101 undergraduate course Introduction to Computer Applications.
Throughout my educational career I have actively mentored my peers and junior colleagues. From 2009 to 2011, I advised, sponsored and funded two undergraduate Senior Design Capstone Projects at West Virginia University.
I started and managed my own consulting business from 2004 to 2011. During this time, I assisted several small businesses in the greater Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Clarksburg area by designing and maintaining their websites as well as their virtual presence through search optimization.