Geoff is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Rodolphe Gentili in University of Maryland's Neuromotor Control and Learning Lab and co-advised by Prof. Emeritus Jim Reggia. He holds a M.Eng and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. In addition to being a student, Geoff is a mid-career professional at Booz Allen Hamilton with over 15 years of experience supporting various advanced research and development funding agencies across the federal government including DARPA, ARPA-E, and ARPA-H.

Areas of Interest

  • Computational modelling of human metacognition, self-control, and causal cognition
  • Cognitive architectures
  • Anticipatory metacognition
  • Cognitive control with emphasis on preventative self-control
  • Robot goal reasoning
  • Human-robot teaming and assistive robotics
  • Robot theory of mind
  • Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Artificial consciousness
  • Sense of agency and volitional selfhood


  • M.Eng
    Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S.
    Mechanical Engineering
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