Assistant Professor, Boston University
MS/PhD Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 2017
BS Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, 2010

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. I am also the Chief Scientist for Ava Robotics. Previously, I was a research scientist at MIT CSAIL, working for Professor Daniela Rus, and worked in the Multi-Robot Systems Lab under Professor Mac Schwager at Boston University and Stanford University.

For more details, please see my CV. For information on a particular project, please visit my Research page.

Latest News:

March 2023: I am excited and honored to receive an NSF CAREER award!

ICRA 2023: We are excited to have two papers accepted! Pre-prints coming soon, and see you in London!

IROS 2022: Check out our paper Collaborative Teleoperation with Haptic Feedback for Collision-Free Navigation of Ground Robots

We are excited and honored that our paper Stochastic Dynamic Games in Belief Space is an honorable mention for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award!

ICRA 2022: Check out our paper Free-Space Ellipsoid Graphs for Multi-Agent Target Monitoring

pierson [at] bu . edu