Muse: Disney Imaginations Semifinalists 2020
An experience at Walden Pond that encourages visitors to find a spirit of idleness and contemplation, and build a momentary community around these values.
Check out some of the projects I have worked on!
We built a pilot network of low-cost air quality sensors in East Boston to provide hyper-local data for citizens to make real-time health decisions
QuantAQ, a startup, is continuing the technical development of this project!
A robotic fish designed to demonstrate a low-cost (<$100), small-scale (~12 cm) biomimetic actuation method for efficient swimming.
Our goal is to enable the development of underwater robot swarms for synthetic biology testbeds and environmental monitoring in fragile environments.
Implemented an efficient path planning algorithm using Markov Decision Processes.
With 10,000 states used to represent a map, our algorithm takes 25.5 seconds to solve for the optimal path (20% of the total time), compared with the 183 seconds (60% of the total time) it takes to use the python mdptoolbox implementation.
The SREHD system is a robot that semi-autonomously detects mines and IEDs, removing soldiers from the dangerous and difficult job of doing this by hand.
As an intern in 2018, I performed a combination of testing and hunting down the root causes of reported issues with several robots. Additionally, I redesigned the help user interface on the operator control unit, working to strike a balance between a helpful layout in the field and using the already developed features and aesthetic.
A design proposal for solving the second hand clothing crisis in Kenya inspired by nature. The FabLab is a community space that encourages innovation and recycling of second hand clothing to facilitate the creation of sustainable ideas and opportunities for Kenyans.
Using techniques from biomimetic design, we analyzed the second hand clothing commerce chain, developed design principles, and studied biological strategies to define structure-function relationships.
Project in partnership with the Large Pelagics Research Center and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group to develop a better way to report tagged fish.
We designed the first prototype of a mobile platform, called HI (Hawaii) Tag, to create an incentive for fishermen to participate in local tagging projects and help fisheries make better-informed decisions about management and protection of marine ecosystems.