During my time at the University of Kansas, I have gained valuable experience developing and testing guidance, navigation, and control algorithms for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). My graduate experience has involved extensive flight testing of UAS, including the 2016 Greenland mission which utilized the G1XB platform to sound the bedrock of the Russell Glacier to collect data for the National Science Foundation.
My area of research centers on developing autonomy for multi-agent unmanned systems to perform efficient remote sensing operations in challenging environments. My graduate funding comes from the DoD SMART Fellowship, where my collaborating research for the Navy involves using multi-agent underwater unmanned vehicles to perform mine-countermeasure operations. Within the KU Engineering Department, I also serve as a member of the Graduate Engineering Ambassador.