About Me

I'm a CS Ph.D. candidate in Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing and I work in Prof. Byron Boots' Robot Learning Lab. I graduated from Harvey Mudd College in May 2016 with a B.S. in Physics and concentrations in Computer Science and Political Studies.

My general research focus is on exploring connections between machine learning and quantum information theory. I am especially interested in quantum graphical models, which are similar to classical probabilistic graphical models, but use density matrices (instead of probability vectors) as the fundamental state representation.

I also enjoy learning and thinking about philosophy, mathematics, physics, and thought-experiments/paradoxes in general (my favourites include the Sleeping Beauty problem, the Repugnant Conclusion, and of course, crazy variations of the trolley problem -- but this list changes regularly). In my spare time, I enjoy scuba diving, swing/salsa dancing, listening to podcasts, hiking, and traveling to new places.

I have recently become familiar with the effective altruism movement, and I find their commitment towards improving well-being and reducing suffering through evidence-based methods very compelling. You can learn more about the movement here. If you are convinced by the goals of the movement, please consider donating to an effective charity here.

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