My work involves a variety of different areas and interests, all based on the reflection that the majority of human actions and interactions require that complex behavioral coordination be performed in a stable and robust manner.
As of Summer 2018 I have begun a postdoctoral scholar position with Laurel Riek in the Healthcare Robotics Lab at University of California, San Diego. In my current work I aim to use my expertise in human cognition, action and perception to inform the development of human-robot interaction (HRI) and advance human-robot teaming.
I did my graduate work with Mike Richardson at the Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception at the University of Cincinnati. This time allowed me to develop a research program aimed at better understanding intrapersonal, agent-environment, and inter-agent coordinative processes and how they relate to each other. In the process I have gained skills in the use of a variety of behavioral time series techniques and analyses which allow me to evaluate meaningful patterns in performance.
Following my graduate training I received a NSF-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award, which supported my work with Takako Fujioka at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. This multidisciplinary project was aimed at using electroencephalography (EEG) to identify relationships between anticipatory neural and behavioral processes, and how these activities are associated with empathy and locus of control.