About me

I am a Ph.D candidate student in Computer Science and I am dedicated to the study of human and machine intelligence and vision. My research interests include machine learning, computational system neuroscience, optimization and signal processing.

I received my B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. I was the Co-president of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Missouri Gamma Chapter.

When not in the lab, I enjoy water-color painting, hiking and teaching my cockatiel Ashe singing and cool tricks.

Research

    Mishne Lab and Aoi Lab co-advised by Dr. Gal Mishne PhD. and Dr. Mikio Aoi PhD. in Department of Data Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience at University of California, San Diego

    I am interested in unsupervised animal and human behavior classification and its application in mental disorder diagnosis

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  • Ponce Lab under Dr. Carlos Ponce MD. PhD. in Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School

    Exploring black-box attacks using generative adversarial networks.

    Automated visual recognition has the potential to change many facets of society, from biomedical imaging to security and transportation. Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are the best models for visual recognition, and while they show enormous promise, they are notably vulnerable to "black-box attacks" -- malicious inputs designed to make the networks make mistakes (Papernot et al. 2016, Practical Black-Box Attacks against Machine Learning). Because CNNs share many properties with the brain, we can understand what kind of attacks are particularly effective on the most resilient CNNs, by crafting attacks that manipulate activity in the brain.

    The Ponce lab has shown that it is possible to use generative adversarial networks (GANs) to maximize the activity of individual neurons in the brain, through the synthesis of artificial images. I will explore which types of GANs are best in achieving this goal, in both macaque brains and convolutional neural networks.

  • Aravamuthan Lab under Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan M.D., DPhil in Department of Neurology in Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

    I am developing an open-field, video-based animal pose tracking framework using computer vision.

  • AIM Lab under Dr. Shantanu Chakrabartty in Department of Electrical Engineering in Washington University in St. Louis.

    I investigated sonification techinique that can be used to visualize high-dimensional data like images. The goal is to understand the benefits of sonification compound to visual representations especially in the context of human-in-the-loop systems

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