September 2016: I passed my prelim exam and now I'm officially a Ph.D. candidate!
I am interested in computer vision, deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Recently I have been focused on deep learning; I am addressing a variety of problems. I have also worked on structured prediction, semantic segmentation and "object detection in cluttered images."
I maintain a research blog. Currently there is little there but I hope to start writing more. My plan is for the blog to be educational.
Here is a list of selected publications:
I am on GitHub:
My CV is available as a PDF:
I am a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University and I am also an NSF graduate research fellow. I am currently co-advised by professors Sinisa Todorovic and Tom Dietterich. I am interested in computer vision and machine learning research.
I received my double bachelor's degree in computer engineering and applied and computational mathematical sciences from the University of Washington in 2011, and my master's degree in computer science from Oregon State University in 2014. I recently interned as a software development engineer at A9.com (Amazon), working on computer vision and deep learning research.
I enjoy running, dancing and creating/performing music to balance out my academic life. I enjoy running a lot, especially marathons. (Usually my research experiments are also "running" at the same time.) I also enjoy playing the piano, improvising music and singing in choirs. I have been recently interested in west coast swing dancing where I am able to combine my physical and musical abilities.