About


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.

Education



CS GPA 4.0/4.0


Georgia Institute of Technology

Candidate for Bachelors in Computer Science and Mathematics (double major)

2017 - 2021

Working on problems in multi-agent RL and AI Interpretability




Luella High School

Graduated 5th in class

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

Honors and Awards




Cisco Enterprise Business Group Scholar

2019

Awarded $5,000 for academic excellence and demonstrated financial need.



SHPE Undergraduate Scholar

2019

Awarded $2,000 for academic excellence and involvement with Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.



Prizewinner, HackGSU

2018

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.


Experiential Learning Scholarship, University of Georgia

2017

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.



CURO Research Assistantship, University of Georgia

2016

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.


Work Experience



Incoming Software Engineer Intern

Dropbox

Summer 2020



Summer 2020



Research Engineer Intern

Facebook AI Research

Winter 2020

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.



Research Assistant

Georgia Institute of Technology

Winter 2020

Working on communication methods between multiple agents for navigation tasks in 3D environments under Abhishek Das.



Teachin Assistant, Deep Learning

Georgia Institute of Technology

Fall 2019

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.



Software Development Engineer Intern

Amazon

Summer 2019

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, Machine Learning

Georgia Institute of Technology

Spring 2019

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.



Machine Learning Research Intern

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Summer 2018, Fall 2018

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.



Research Assistant

University of Georgia College of Engineering

Spring 2017

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.



Team Member/Supervisor

Chick-fil-A

Fall 2014 - Fall 2015

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.


Current Organizations




Fractal

Founder

Fractal Website

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

Mentor

HackGT Website

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.

Projects




Multi-Agent Communication Methods in 3D Environments

Research Project

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.


Donation Tracker

Class Project

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.


Source code for all coding projects can be found on Github

Contact



Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!