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I am an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at the University of Arizona. Before coming to the U of A, I was at the University of California, Berkeley, working under the auspices of Prof. Shankar Sastry.
My research is in the area of intelligent autonomous systems, including UAVs, hybrid systems, underwater vehicles, and cool gadgets in general. Building blocks for this are in domain-specific modeling, metamodeling, and generative programming. At Berkeley I worked on the DARPA Urban Challenge, Pursuit/Evasion games for UAVs, safe landing calculations, strategies for underwater vehicles, and modeling techniques for hybrid systems.
In my administrative time at Berkeley, I was the Executive Director of the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS). I spent my time organizing the weekly Chess Seminar, occasionally managing yearly events (such as the BEARS Open House), and supervising summer research by totally awesome undergraduate students. I also taught a class on Model-Integrated Computing in Spring 2004, and co-taught a course on Hybrid Systems in Spring 2005..
My previous work at Vanderbilt was with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), specifically with the GME modeling tool (European spelling: modelling). At Vanderbilt, my advisor was Prof. Gabor Karsai, and I also worked with Prof. Janos Sztipanovits.