I graduated with my doctorate in June 2005. I conducted my doctoral
research at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory (CSAIL) in Professor Rod Brooks's
For up-to-date information, you can download this article and
which summarize most of the work. You can also find them on my publications page. If you
are especially ambitious, you can download my thesis.
I used to claim that I would update this section of my website at some
point to convey the resulting work. I am no longer convinced
that I will update this section, so I suggest you download a document.
For my dissertation I created Duo, a wearable system that uses
new methods for perceiving and understanding the kinematic
configuration of the wearer's body, the appearance of the world from
the wearer's perspective, and the relationship between the two during
everyday activity. Wearable systems have a privileged first-person
sensory perspective on the activities of the wearer that provides
unique opportunities for intelligent systems. Systems that better
perceive and understand everyday human activity will be more capable
of assisting people, coordinating with people, learning from people,
and emulating human activity.