I am a Junior at Northwestern University studying Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, advised by Prof. Doug Downey. My current research focuses on methods of evaluating and improving models for Natural Language Processing. My academic interests include: machine learning, signal processing, computer vision and natural language processing. I’m particularly excited by the generation of new information from unstructured data.
> Research Assistant, Northwestern EECS
January 2017 - Present
I developed and co-authored a paper on the VecShare framework for sharing word embeddings online. This work was published in the Proceedings of EMNLP 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am currently investigating active learning as a tool for improving deep statistical language models.
> Teaching Assistant, Northwestern EECS
March 2017 - December 2017
I held weekly office hours, graded, and provided assistance on assignments and course materials.
> Research Support Intern, SLAC National Laboratory
June - August 2015
I processed and created visualizations of x-ray diffraction patterns to ease analysis of superconductor experimental data.
> Summer Research Intern, Stanford Earth
June 2013 - August 2014
I determined slip rates on the San Andreas Fault using Be-isotope dating. I was involved identified field locations for sample collection and isolated quartz samples for mass spectroscopy. I received invitations to present at AGU Fall Conferences (2013, 2014).
> VecShare Python Library
Check out my Python Library for the VecShare framework! The library supports upload and download of word embeddings to a shared online repository, and provides multiple methods for selecting an accurate embedding for your specific NLP task.If you run into any errors while using the library, please file an issue.
> PocketIan: Course Advising Chatbot, WildHacks
My team created a chatbot to provide automated course advising for Northwestern EECS students. I developed the question parsing engine and managed data scraping and cleaning of course data.
Updates, Thoughts, etc.
> I am originally from Sunnyvale, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
> I am excited to be working with Google as a Software Engineering Intern for Summer 2018.
> I am working with the EECS community on campus as External Vice President of IEEE-NU.
> Outside of academics my other interests include: cooking, hiking, skiing, & going to concerts.
> I am currently listening to: Flying Lotus, BadBadNotGood, and Kamasi Washington.