I am a 26-year-old man who is half Norwegian and half Ghanaian, and grew up outside Oslo, Norway. After high school, I started studying Civil Engineering at NTNU, but I later changed my major to Robotics. In 2019/2020 I became a Fulbright Scholar and spent a year at MIT taking graduate classes in robotics and control, a truly transformational experience. The following year I completed my Master's Thesis project where I, together with my good friend Paal, built a quadrupedal robot. The month after I started my PhD at Caltech in Control and Dynamical Systems where I am currently working. Outside robotics, I am passionate about animal welfare and education for underprivileged kids.
Awards and Scholarships
As part of my admission to Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences I received the EAS Scholarship which has provided me with valuable funding and professional opportunities.
Aker Scholarship supports Norwegian top talents so that they can learn from the best in the world - regardless of family and financial situations. I received an Aker Scholarship to do a Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology.
The SINTEF Scholarship wishes to strengthen the relationship between students and SINTEF. The scholarship aims to give financial support to master students in their pursuance of Technology for a Better Society. Paal and I were awarded the scholarship for our development of a torque controllable quadrupedal robot for our Master's thesis project.
The Fulbright Scholarships was made to build bridges between the United States and other countries through an academic setting. I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue higher education at MIT as a part of my Master's Programme.
Jansons's Legat is a scholarship given to men and women who have proven themselves highly capable and who want to pursue further knowledge. Emphasis is put on people who also feels a strong social commitment and who want to contribute to society.