I am a computer scientist and roboticist with a research focus in robot motion planning, autonomous systems, and robot design optimization. I am particularly passionate about applications for robots in healthcare and surgery. I am an Assistant Professor in the Kahlert School of Computing (KSoC) and the Robotics Center at the University of Utah where I lead the Kuntz Research Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab focussing on robotics and computational methods with medical applications.
Prior to joining the KSoC faculty at Utah I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab at Vanderbilt University. I completed my PhD in computer science in the Computational Robotics Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.