Research Overview


Towards Statistical Mechanics of Locomotor Transitions in Complex Terrain

University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab Seminar, December 6, 2019. Abstract


Terradynamics of Animal and Robot Locomotion in Complex Terrains

University of Maryland, College Park, Robotics Center Seminar, November 11, 2016. Abstract


Conference Talks

Cockroach-inspired winged robot reveals principles of ground-based dynamic self-righting

IROS 2016 Highlight Paper, October 12, 2016. PDF


Invited Presentations

  1. National Academy of Sciences Journal Summit, Early Career Researcher Panel (panel speaker, planned), 2020
  2. University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab (seminar), 2019 Video
  3. United States Naval Academy, Biomechanics Seminar, 2019
  4. Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering Alumni Reception (talk), 2019
  5. Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing & Robotics (seminar), 2019
  6. University of Akron, Biomimicry Research Innovation Center (seminar), 2019
  7. National Academy of Sciences, Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium (poster), 2019
  8. Johns Hopkins University, Faculty Forum (talk), 2019
  9. Arnold & Mable Beckman Foundation, Beckman Symposium (poster), 2018
  10. Robotics Science & Systems (RSS), Small Legged Robot Design & Control Workshop (talk), 2018
  11. Robotics Science & Systems (RSS), Unusual Appendages Workshop (talk), 2018
  12. Natl. Cong. Theoret. & Applied Mech., Mechanics in Biology Symposium (talk), 2018
  13. Arnold & Mable Beckman Foundation, Beckman Young Investigators Program (talk), 2018
  14. Army Research Laboratory, Autonomous Systems Division (seminar), 2018
  15. JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Center (seminar), 2017
  16. Conf. Intel. Robots Sys. (IROS), Robotics-Inspired Biology Workshop (talk), 2017
  17. HRG Group, Inc., Robotics Forum & Expo (talk), 2017
  18. Georgetown University, Dept. of Physics (seminar), 2017
  19. University of Pennsylvania, GRASP Lab (seminar), 2016
  20. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Robotics Center (seminar), 2016 Video
  21. International Congress of Entomology, Bioinspiration Symposium (talk), 2016
  22. Army Research Office, Terrain Modeling Workshop (talk), 2016
  23. Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing & Robotics, Industry Day (talk), 2016
  24. University of California, Berkeley, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (talk), 2015
  25. Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Career Award at the Scientific Interface Program (talk), 2015
  26. Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (seminar), 2015
  27. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Dept. of Mechanical Science & Engineering (seminar), 2015
  28. Arizona State University, Sch. for Engr. of Matter, Transport & Energy (seminar), 2015
  29. Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (seminar), 2015 Video
  30. Ohio State University, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (seminar), 2015
  31. Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (seminar), 2015
  32. University of California, San Diego, Dept. of Physics (seminar), 2015
  33. California Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical & Civil Engineering (seminar), 2015
  34. Virginia Tech, of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics (seminar), 2015
  35. Yale University, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (seminar), 2015
  36. Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering (seminar), 2015
  37. University of California, Berkeley, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science (seminar), 2015
  38. Georgia Institute of Technology, Dept. of Applied Physiology (seminar), 2010
  39. SPIE Defense, Security, & Sensing Conference (talk), 2010
  40. Army Research Laboratory, Micro Autonomous Systems & Technology, Collaborative Technology Alliances (talk), 2009