His research focuses on the development of artificial intelligence for use in autonomous robotics (e.g., collision avoidance and path planning under uncertainty) and computer simulations of human movement and behavior (e.g., crowd simulation and virtual characters).

Awards and Honors
• Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award (2018)
• Google/United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Fellowship (2010)
• Intel/GEM Fellowship (2009)
• NSF AGEP Fellowship (2007)
• Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honor Society (2006)
• 1st Place, Fairfax Country Science Fair, Computer Science (2000)