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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire. I'm looking for talented PhD students interested in AI, machine learning and robotics. If this is you, apply and email me! Previously, I was Research Scientist (and a Postdoc) at MIT working with Leslie Kaelbling and the Learning and Intelligent Systems group in CSAIL as well as Jon How and the Aerospace Control Lab in LIDS. I have a PhD in Computer Science from UMass Amherst, where I was advised by Shlomo Zilberstein. My research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Multi-Agent and Multi-Robot Systems, Reasoning Under Uncertainty, Game Theory and Machine Learning. My research explores principled solution methods for systems of agents (e.g., robots, network nodes, sensors, people) with uncertainty and limited communication. As agents are built for more complex environments, engineering solutions by hand becomes very difficult, while methods based on formal models can automatically generate high-quality solutions. Many real-world scenarios have some communication cost, latency or noise (e.g., disaster response, networking, coordination over large distances). Due to these communication limitations, agents that can make decisions on their own are critical. My research seeks to develop fundamental theory as well as scalable algorithms that provide this high-quality autonomy in real-world systems such as multi-robot navigation, search and rescue and surveillance problems.