I am a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. I have spent nearly 20 years trying to understand how the brain works and to use this knowledge to create intelligent systems. My research interests include brain-based robots or neurorobots, and mathematical models of brain function. I have a passion for getting students excited at an early age in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
To help with STEM education, my group has developed inexpensive, yet highly capable robots built around Android Smartphones. Building instructions, software examples, and other information can be found at: