I am a third year PhD student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. I am also affiliated with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. My research involves developing and applying machine learning techniques to understand how populations of neurons process information. I am interested in gaining a better understanding of how the brain works, and in the implications of this to medical technology as well as to AI/Robotics. Professor Byron Yu is my advisor during this quest.

I picked up my Master of Science in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. Previously, I completed my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, I worked with Professor Pieter Abbeel at the Robot Learning Lab.

When I'm not researching, I serve as the Men's Captain for CMU Club Tennis: find out more about us here. (Psst.. We just made it to Nationals!)