Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science
I am an engineer and professor working on incorporating the sense of touch directly into virtual objects.
Teaching / Mentoring
Day to Day
I teach mechanical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and I lead a research lab that designs new haptic technologies for human interaction with computers, machines, and robots.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Always put out an extra effort to broaden someone's mind and expand the view of your profession. It will always pay you back.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
There are so many great schools out there - find the one that works for you! For your doctorate, focus most on the person you choose to be your Ph.D. advisor: she or he will be your academic parent, so choose someone who is not only brilliant but also a good person that you like spending time with.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: