My work focuses on synthesizing software interfaces for Human-In-The-Loop systems. In particular for my Master's degree I worked on multimodal interactions and how they can be used to facilitate bidirectional information exchange, learning and sensory augmentation/substitution. Potential applications of multimodal feedback include machine operation, industrial process monitoring and control, rehabilitation, sports etc.
For my PhD I have been working on incorporating optimal control techniques into software interfaces. Specifically I revised Sequential Action Control (SAC), a nonlinear control algorithm, to guarantee convergence and stability properties. For testing purposes, I applied the algorithm in simulation, among others, to NASA's TRACE spacecraft, UAVs (specifically to a quadrotor model), the planar VTOL aircraft, the SLIP hopper and to motion planning for robotic search. Finally, I incorporated SAC into a real-time algorithm that ensures safe and reliable interfacing with a wide variety of complex systems. This algorithm could decrease the amount of virtual training required to complete challenging tasks (e.g. maneuvering an aircraft or operating a crane) and could also allow the operator to be fully in control whenever it is safe to do so.
- 2015 Martin Outstanding Doctoral Fellowship (Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University)
- 2013 Segal Design Cluster Fellowship (Segal Design Institute)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2015
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Certificate in Management for Scientists and Engineers, 2015
University of Patras, Greece
B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2012
ME314: Machine Dynamics
Grader - Fall 2015
TA - Fall 2013
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