i’m a first year master’s student at UC San Diego, currently focusing on the intersection between machine learning and human-computer interaction. i’m mainly interested in data science, natural language processing, and human-centered healthcare.
i like retro hardware and i think that moray eels are cool. i also consume a lot of media so if you found something neat to watch or read, you should message me!
this website is a work in progress. i’m still learning React and webdev is hard!
EMD Electronics (Merck KGaA)
06/2022 - Present
Machine Learning/Software Engineering Intern
Focusing on applying and deploying machine learning models to semiconductor chemistry research.
Used AWS EC2 and S3 to train a variational autoencoder to map semiconductor precursors to a latent space.
Applied a sparse dataset of less than 1,000 molecules to a latent space and an 85% accuracy of mapping a chemical to the space and getting back the original molecule, as well as a 99% validity of the entire latent space.
Created web interfaces of Pytorch and SKlearn models using React.js and Node.js.
Optimized existing chemical similarity code bases by reducing I/O usage by 90% and improving runtime by 25%.
San Diego Supercomputer Center
03/2022 - 12/2022
Currently assuming responsibility over a relation extraction project related to biology papers.
Used Kubernetes and Docker to schedule and run Python scripts.
Performed relation extraction on the DrugProt and ChemProt datasets using Pytorch.
Began compatibility migration to run model training and inference on Intel Habana Goya and Gaudi AI accelerators.
The Design Lab
06/2021 - 02/2022
Focused on Human Computer Interaction and natural language processing systems.
Created an idea dataset collection system using GraphQL and Python.
Processed metadata text using Spacy and NLTK and created a dataset (11,000+ unique items) using Pandas and MongoDB.
Implemented a semantic metadata comparison using SentenceTransformers (BERT) in order to return related ideas.
Developed and hosted the metadata comparison model using Flask and Nginx.
12/2020 - 01/2022
Natural Language Processing Researcher
Applied natural language processing techniques to 161 national climate action plans.
Cleaned and labeled documents using BeautifulSoup in Python.
Extracted latent information and comparing them to a number of country characteristics using statistical models such as Latent Dirichlet allocation and TF-IDF.
Trained language models (BERT) in PyTorch to create labels and create skill metrics.
Kastner Research Group
08/2020 - 06/2021
Embedded Medcal Systems Researcher
Improved ventilator control by integrating remote control telemedicine technology to ICU-style ventilators.
Shadowed doctors and researched ventilator use cases to develop a better UI/UX for ease of use by physicians.
Developed control algorithm for automatic weening trials and extubation success of patients.
Coordinated tasks and meeting with various groups, members, and international contacts and recruited student researchers.
Configured and maintained prototype ventilator for sensor testing and calibration using artificial lungs.
05/2020 - Present
Technical Event Director
Organized and present workshops to 400+ members for 2020‑2022 school year.
Created workshops focusing on programming languages (APL and LaTeX) and research skills.
Partnered with Women in Computing @ UCSD to teach underrepresented high schoolers technical skills.
Lead a shadowing program with 10+ members to teach presentation skills and create workshops.
NanoEngineering and Technology Society
06/2022 - Present
Maintained various web/server related content for the organization.
Advised workshops and career focused events for the 2022-2023 year.
03/2022 - 06/2022
TritonHacks Executive Operations Manager
Managed and coordinated student workshops for hackathon.
Coordinated with other student organizations for outreach programs.
Managed social activities in various official forums.
Consulted general management and operations of event.
Managed recruiting and interviewing of potential staff and directors.
04/2021 - 06/2022
Developed workshops and resources focusing on neural networks and natural language processing.
Hosted an intro to research workshop teaching new students how to get into a computing research lab.
Mentored and taught a projects team AI fundamentals and packages such as Pytorch and Pandas.
10/2019 - 10/2020
Repaired and maintained tools and machines such as 3D printers, oscilloscopes, and other lab equipment.
Coordinated with volunteer staff to provide makerspace access and support to hundreds of engineering students.
Assisted in workshop presentation and student training, teaching members how to use tools and software.
I made a lot of stickers, and ended up with a cool sticker board.