I am a Senior Research Associate in Robotics at the Oxford Robotics Institute, University of Oxford focusing on optimal planning and control of high degree of freedom systems interacting with environments working with Dr. Ioannis Havoutis. I currently lead the loco-manipulation research on legged and wheeled platforms.

I completed a PhD in Robotics and Autonomous Systems supervised by Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar at the University of Edinburgh, where I was a core member of the humanoids research group working on the Edinburgh-NASA Valkyrie project. Previously, I completed a MSc by Research (Distinction) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems and a BEng (Honours, 1st Class) in Mechanical Engineering with Management.

I am passionate about solving hard problems with innovative, entrepreneurial approaches. I am a graduate of Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Programme, went through a startup accelerator, and mentor at entrepreneurship events. I have developed and deployed software for NGOs, education, marketing, and entertainment with many household brand names.