Welcome to my home page. I'm a PhD candidate at the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the supervision of Professor Roderic A. Grupen. Another professor that I frequently collaborate with is Yu-Kyong Choe from Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before joining UMass, I conducted my MS at Stanford University and BS at Yonsei University.

The link to my academic genealogy (yet incomplete). It includes the famous Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier, Carl Friedrich Gauß, Joseph Louis Lagrange, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Simeon Denis Poisson (in lexical order).

I'm an editorial assistant for the Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS). When you submit your manuscript to RAS, please take sufficient time to build a good list of suggested reviewers. By doing so, you will not only accelerate the reviewing process of your manuscript but also increase a chance to receive better reviews. Also, a crappy list gives an impression that you do not have enough familiarity with the filed or the topic.

Recent News

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Past News

  • 12/7/12 - I have been awarded a Graduate School Dissertation Research Grant from UMass Amherst. This grant is awarded to PhD candidates across UMass Amherst.
  • 12/1/11 - We have been awarded a two-year grant from the American Heart Association (AHA). Our project is entitled “Interdisciplinary Stroke Rehabilitation Delivered by a Humanoid Robot.”