I am a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, currently working on a Ph.D. in the Computer Science and Engineering Department under the guidance of Dr. William Yeoh. I obtained an M.S degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Mayor de San Andres.

My research focuses on Stochastic Goal Recognition Design Problems. Goal Recognition is the ability to recognize the goal of an agent based on the observation of its actions; it is equivalent to what we (humans) do to infer other people’s minds and thoughts by observing their behavior in various contexts. Goal Recognition Design (GRD) is an offline problem whose objective is to achieve a faster goal recognition by redesigning the original environment such that an agent operating in that environment is forced to reveal its goal as early as possible.

We used goal recognition to prevent runway incursions by detecting pilot deviations from the assigned taxiing route. The video below explains the project and you can find the paper here.