The goal of my research is to integrate robotics, computer vision, and machine learning algorithms to design innovative robotic technologies to assist people with cognitive and physical disabilities. We call this research domain 'Assisitve Robotics'. I believe assistive robotics has a huge potential to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. There are a lot of algorithmic, engineering, ethical, and social challenges involved with the desing of autonomous assisitve robots for vulnerable end-users. I thoroughly enjoy working on them. It gives me a way to say "Thank You" for everything I am blessed with!

Brief Bio

Sept 2016 - Present

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

University of New Hampshire

Sept 2015 - August 2016

Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dec 2013 - August 2015

Research Scientist, Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

June 2012 - July 2013

Oct 2010 - Aug 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, AI & Robotics Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow, Socially Intelligent Machine Lab

Georgia Tech, USA

June 2010

Ph.D., Univeristy of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



Assistant Professor 

Computer Science

Univesity of New Hampshire

Kingsbury N215A

33 Academic Way

Durham, NH



Recent News

May 2016

Two RO-MAN papers aceepted!

Feb 2016

Journal of Social Robotics paper accepted!

Feb 2016


Nov 2015

HRI Video accepted!

August 2015

Grant! NSF EAGER as a co-PI

March 2015

Attending HRI 2015

Nov 2014

HRI paper accepted

Sept 2014

Attending IROS 2014

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