About Me


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D. Computer Science

I earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was advised by Anthony Gitter and Philip Romero. My research focused on deep learning methods for protein engineering. I was fortunate to receive two distinguished fellowships, including a pre-doctoral fellowship from the PhRMA Foundation and a short-term traineeship from UW-Madison's Genomic Sciences Training Program.

George Mason University

M.S. Computer Science

I obtained an M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University in 2016. I was advised by Zoran Duric and Naomi Lynn Gerber. My research focused on methods for tracking human movement with depth cameras, and my master's thesis is titled A method for estimating motions of contours with an application to gait recognition. I received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for my efforts assisting the teaching of CS 321: Software Engineering.

George Mason University

B.S. Computer Science

I obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University in 2014. I graduated from the Honors College and received several awards, including the Schwartzstein Best Freshmen Research Paper Scholarship, the Student Excellence Award, and Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant.


Morgridge Institute

Machine Learning Scientist

I am continuing my protein engineering research with the Gitter Lab as a machine learning scientist.
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Research Assistant

I was a graduate research assistant in the Gitter Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Researched machine learning methods for protein engineering
  • Implemented custom algorithms, data processing pipelines, and machine learning frameworks
  • Utilized high-throughput computing clusters to accelerate GPU and CPU-based workflows
  • Communicated research to diverse audiences in talks and manuscripts
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams including computer scientists and chemists
  • Stayed current with new research in the area
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Student Research Scientist

I was a student research scientist the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory while obtaining my master's degree from George Mason University.
  • Researched novel method for tracking motions of contours
  • Applied method for gait recognition with depth cameras
National Institutes of Health

Research Scientist Intern

I interned at the NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, after completing my undergraduate degree.
  • Developed computer vision system for tracking lab mice
  • Designed custom graphical tools for efficiently annotating video