Michael Mistry is a Postdoctoral Associate at Disney Research in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at USC in May 2009, under the guidance of Prof. Stefan Schaal. Michael has received a BSE degree from the University of Pennsylvania (Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 1998) and an MA from Boston University (Cognitive and Neural Systems, 2002). He has also earned MS degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (2005) and Computer Science (2007) from USC. His research focuses on the representation, learning, and control of dexterous motor skills in humans and humanoid robots.