About me

I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at King’s College London, working on planning and optimization algorithms for robotics.

My research explores various aspects of algorithms for robotics: energetic and computational efficiency, hierarchical organization, environment-awareness, bio-inspiration, fairness, ethics, and explainability.

Some of the topics I have worked on:

Previously, I was a post-doc at the Oxford Robotics Institute, University of Oxford (2017-2019), and before that at Takanishi Laboratory, Waseda University, Tokyo (2016-2017). My PhD was advised by Atsuo Takanishi and Jose Santos-Victor.

I have also visited Prof. Oussama Khatib’s robotics group at Stanford, worked at the Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory in IST, and spent a semester at UPC. I also spent some time at the Japanese startup QibiTech. I did my MSc at IST, advised by Alexandre Bernardino and Jose Santos-Victor.

I (used to) write blogs introducing non-mainstream Japanese and Russian music.


You can contact me at firstname.lastname[at]kcl.ac.uk