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:

I recently joined Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University as an Assistant Professor in January 2021.

UVC Robot: Over the past few months, we have collaborated with Ava Robotics and the Greater Boston Food Bank to create a UVC-equipped disinfecting robot. Read more about it here!

ICRA 2020: Check our our paper  Weighted Buffered Voronoi Cells for Distributed Semi-Cooperative Behavior.

pierson [at] bu . edu