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I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I completed my Ph.D. at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT, studying computer science and robotics in the Distributed Robotics Lab. My adviser was Daniela Rus. My research interests include sensor networks, multi-robot systems, flying robots, localization, and underwater robotics. My research explores the boundaries between robotics and sensor networks. I've developed a system of underwater sensors and robots with limited mobility. My Ph.D. thesis examined a system in which each node independently controls its depth but cannot control its position. I developed a decentralized depth control algorithm that optimizes the positions of the sensor nodes for sensing. I also developed an underwater localization algorithm and system that creates a GPS-like system for underwater robots using the underwater sensors nodes. I have an Erdös number of at most 4 :) I enjoy skiing, scuba diving, reading science fiction, biking, cooking, photography, walking my dog, and spending time with my daughter. I am married to Courtney Hillebrecht, who is professor in the political science department at UNL.