I am an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a cross-appointment (0%) to the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Generally, my loyalties lie with control theory. At this time, I am most interested in the intersection of control and learning in complex environments. The broad question that I am exploring is: How to ensure safe behavior of systems operating in scenarios where only limited knowledge of the system and the environment is available?

Please visit my Research page to learn more about what I do. Apart from research, I take enormous joy in teaching. I am passionate about working with students and excited about learning and implementing novel approaches in education.


I am currently interested in advising one or more incoming graduate students interested in dynamics, systems control, and/or learning. Please contact me if you wish to discuss further.