AI Researcher at Georgia Tech • Research Engineer Intern at FAIR • Founder of Fractal
I am a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in computer science and mathematics with concentrations in artificial intelligence and information internetworks. I am currently working on problems in multi-agent reinforcement learning and AI interpretability, although I sometimes venture a bit into pure mathematics as a hobby interest. In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding and learning languages. I speak Mandarin Chinese at a conversational level and am (re)learning Spanish.
I have interned at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) twice as a Machine Learning Research Intern, Amazon A9 as a software development engineer intern, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) as a research engineer intern, and will be interning at Dropbox as a software engineer intern in Summer 2020. I am the founder of Fractal, an organization that provides guides for topics in AI and educational outreach. On campus, I am a former teaching assistant for CS 7461 Machine Learning, a current teaching assistant for CS 7643 Deep Learning, and am researching communication methods in navigation tasks for RL agents in 3D environments under Abhishek Das. Additionally, I am a Cisco Enterprise Business Group Scholar, a 2019 Google Games finalist, a SHPE undergraduate scholar, a UGA Experiential Learning scholar, and a CURO Research scholar.
CS GPA 4.0/4.0
2017 - 2021
Working on problems in multi-agent RL and AI Interpretability
2012 - 2016
GPA: 4.1/4.0 (weighted)
Activities: Varsity Soccer, National Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, Math Team, Academic (Quiz Bowl) Team
Awards: Varsity Letter Award, Scholar Athlete Award x2 (Highest GPA on team), Summa Cum Laude, AP Scholar with Distinction (Highest award given to AP students), Top 10% of Class Award, Citizenship Award, AP Calculus Gold Award (Highest grade in class), AP Physics C Silver Award (second highest grade in class)
Test Scores: AP Calculus AB - 5 out of 5, AP Calculus BC - 5 out of 5, AP Physics C Mechanics - 5 out of 5, AP Macroeconomics - 5 out of 5, AP English Literature - 5 out of 5
Awarded $5,000 for academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.
Awarded $2,000 for academic excellence and involvement with Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Awarded a prize for best use of the Authorize.net API at HackGSU Fall 2018, the Georgia State University Hackathon. My team and I developed a web application that performs object detection using tensorflow and recommends buying options.
An Additional $1,000 scholarship to conduct undergraduate research. Awarded to a select number of students who demonstrate a strong academic record and faculty recommendations.
Awarded $1,000 to conduct drone swarm research. This CURO Research Assistantship is awarded to 500 "oustanding students" to actively participate in faculty-mentored research.
Constructing data extraction APIs for AI Habitat, a highly photorealistic & efficient 3D simulated environment for training RL agents. These APIs will help drive research by allowing researchers to specify image classes to extract from each environment and have a streamed data pipeline of semanitcally labeled images available.
Working on communication methods between multiple agents for navigation tasks in 3D environments under Abhishek Das.
Teaching Assistant for CS 7643 Deep Learning, a class targeted at first year PhD students. Create and maintain course curriculum, hold weekly office hours, and grade programming assignments and problem sets.
Developed a deep learning solution using a CNN and other computer vision techniques to improve augmented reality (AR) shopping experience in the Amazon app which has over 1.5 million users. A9 Visual Search & AR team. Offered a return position.
Teaching Assistant for CS 4641 Machine Learning. Helped students understand various areas of machine learning including topics in supervised and unsupervised learning, learning theory and reinforcement learning. Graded papers and held weekly office hours.
Created CNN models for an open-source genetic programming framework called emade to classify digital signals with over 80% accuracy across 24 classes. Created deep Q-Learning models in Tensorflow to allow multiple agents to coordinate to explore an environment in StarCraft II.
Designed a drone srawn system to collect point cloud data using LiDAR. Constructed a prototype drone from scratch to test this system. Awarded two research grants for this project that summed to $2,000. Presented at the annual CURO Research Symposium.
While in high school, Coordinated and trained kitchen staff at one of the busiest Chick-fil-As in the region. Led team members in fast-paced, physically demanding environment.
Fractal is an organization that writes tutorials for topics in AI and works with various schools and organizations to help stimulate interest in artifical intelligence and discuss its impact on society. Additionally Fractal remains engaged in the academic community to stay up to date on the latest research, particularly in embodied AI.
HackGT is a nonprofit organization that enpowers hackers from all over by hosting hackathons and other events that promote involvement in STEAM. I mentored for Catalyst, HackGT's annual high school hackathon, and HackGT, HackGT's main event which hosts more than 1000 students per year.
I am working with Abhishek Das on developing novel communication methods for agents in 3D environments. Traditionally, research in this area has been limited to simple environments mostly in 2D that lack visual complexity. Our research addresses the challenge of communication in highly photorealistic, visually rich environments.
I lead a team of students to create an Android application for tracking donations. This app was created for the nonprofit organization "CS+Social Good". The team makes heavy use of Agile software development practices, including Scrum, and gives weekly demos to the "customer" (the TAs) for feedback.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!