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.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Research Assistant

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

  • Research novel methods for predicting the functional activity of protein variants
  • Implement custom algorithms, data processing pipelines, and machine learning frameworks
  • Utilize high-throughput computing clusters to accelerate GPU and CPU-based workflows
  • Communicate research to broad audiences in talks and manuscripts
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams including computer scientists and chemists
  • Stay 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