I am a Lecturer in Robotics at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, where I am also a member of the Intelligent Robotics Lab and the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics. I am also a Visiting Researcher at Disney Research Pittsburgh.
I am broadly interested in human motion and humanoid robotics. My research focuses on issues relevant to dexterous movement in both humans and humanoid robots, including redundancy resolution and inverse kinematics, operational space control and manipulation, stochastic optimal control, and internal model learning and control, particularly in environmental contact.
Previously, I have been a postdoc at the Disney Research Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Lab, and a Phd student in Stefan Schaal’s CLMC lab at the University of Southern California.