- Chaired a session at IROS 2015 on Modular and Cellular robots. Presented my IROS 2015 paper on Modular Active Cell Robots. (more)
- Gave a hardware demonstration at SMASIS 2014 (Newport, RI). Topic: Reconfigurable Structures with Active Cells. (more)
- Presentation at AAAI 2014 (Quebec City, CA) on the conflicting effects of mimicry, appearance and gaze in social grouping. (more)
I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Yale University (New Haven, CT), working under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Dollar at the Yale GRABLab (Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science). My primary research interest is the design of reconfigurable 'cellular' robots. Additionally, I work with Dr. Brian Scassellati at the Yale Social Robotics Lab (Department of Computer Science) on the use of non-verbal behaviors in human-robot communication.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, PA.
I am originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and until coming to college in the United States, I have always lived there.
I am generally quite occupied with the work for my various research and hobby projects. In the free time I do have, I enjoy playing the violin.
I also enjoy learning new things, something the internet makes relatively easy. My current thematic interests include the philosophy of Lao Tsu, recursive logic, and the difficulties of statistical thinking.