My research interest is robot assisted telehealth. The goal is to create a system that allows a home healthcare worker to use a releoperated robot to remotely check in with patients and the home environment.

I earned my BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. During that time, I gained a variety of interdisciplinary experiences in manufacturing, bio-sensing, and software engineering, as well as international experiences living in Germany, England, and South Korea. Outside of academics, I love to travel, bake cookies, read, and snuggle with my cat. I am also a 5th degree blackbelt in Taekwondo, and have recently started boxing.

  • Porfirio, D., L. Stegner, M. Cakmak, A. Sauppé, A. Albarghouthi, and B. Mutlu. Sketching Robot Programs On the Fly. Proceedings of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’23), 2023.