About Me

Work Experience

Software Engineering Intern

Google

Currently, I am working on the research and machine intelligence team at Google. I am working on search as a conversation where I am using context and language generation with document embeddings.

Software Engineering Intern

Google

During the summer of 2016, I worked on long-term typing in virtual reality. I rapidly developed prototypes while explirng different key input sources. I mainly used the HTC Vive, Leap Motion, and PMD depth sensors. During my internship, I filed one defensive publication through creative brainstorming and problem solving.

Technology Management

USComputers, Inc.

I am responsible for the design and implementation of our company's IT infrastructure and the web presence. Part of my job involves keeping our network secure and functional as well as maintaining/updating our company website.

Summer Intern

Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division

During the summer of 2015, I interned at the Naval Surface Warefare Center in Carderock, Maryland on a project called Target Strength Modeling (TSM) Renderer Modernization. I designed and implemented an interface to render a proportionate model of the parts that are actually used to build the submarines in 3D, update the respective data fields of the parts and visually reflect the changes in real time, and create a file system to output the model in an intuitive manner. My mentor liked the design and robustness of the interface and is currently spreading it to other naval bases to have it used there.

Summer Intern

Naval Research Lab

During the summer of 2014, I continued interning at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. I developed my project by integrating unique sounds with Csound based on characteristics of the data point. This allowed for a continuous map of characteristics of data points to characteristics of the sound being played instead of a discrete map used in my previous summer. This created a system where the computer would generate all of the sounds instead of the developer having to manually make them.

Summer Intern

Naval Research Lab

During the summer of 2013, I interned at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. on a project called Modeling the Milky Way Galaxy Data Set with 3D Audio. I combined a 3D audio API called SoundScape3D, a head tracking system called InertiaCube3, a 60 monitor panorama display, and Java to attribute a corresponding sound to each data point in the data set. I created the sounds so that the characteristics of the sounds would intuitively map to the characteristics of the data point being represented. For example, the distance of each data point directly correlated to the time delay between the initial sound played and the echo played.

Research Projects

ART2: Avatars for Rehabilitation Training using Augmented Reality Technology

Georgia Tech and Emory University Research Assistant
November 2016 - Present

I am currently a research assistant under Emory professor Randy Trumbower and Georgia Tech professor Ayanna Howard. The goal of this project is to integrate augmented reality and body sensors to facilitate gait training by augmenting a visualization of the user’s posture in the user’s field of view.

HoloLens teaching coding concepts to kids

Georgia Tech Research Assistant
October 2016 - Present

I am currently a research assistant under professor Polo Chau. The goal of this project is to investigate and develop methods of exposing little kids to coding concepts through augmented reality. We are using the 3D augmented environment to make it easier for kids to obtain a solid foundation of high level concepts that can then be related to coding.

Scheherazade 2.0

Georgia Tech Research Assistant
May 2016 - Present

I am currently a research assistant under professor Mark Riedl. The goal of this project is to create deep reinforcement learning architectures and algorithms with TensorFlow in order to create conversational chat bots.

NaturalMotion: Intuitive Gesture Control and Visualization of Time-Evolving Graphs

Georgia Tech Research Assistant
September 2014 - September 2016

I am currently a research assistant under professor Polo Chau. The goal of this project is to use the Leap Motion to detect hand gestures and manipulate a 3D cube that represents a large data set and is displayed in a virtual environment using the Oculus Rift. Instead of looking at the raw data set, this project provides an innovative solution to data visualization. We published a poster paper for this project, which was accepted to VIS 2016. We also recieved a grant from the Wearable Computer Center Engagement Grant for this project.

VIS 2016 Poster

VIS 2016 Paper

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

Major: Computer Science
Concentration: Intelligence and People
Expected Graduation: December 2017
GPA: 3.83/4.0

Completed CS courses: Machine Learning, Intro to Linguistics, Intro to Artificial Intelligence, Intro to Cognitive Science, User Interface Design, Computer Organization and Programming, Objects and Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Intro to Object-Orienteted Programming, Research Methods, Applied Combinatorics, Discrete Mathematics, Statisics and Applications, Natural Language Processing, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Automata and Complexity, Research Proposal Writing

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Graduation: May 2014
GPA: 4.295/4.0

Computer Science courses completed in high school: Artificial Intelligence, Parallel Computing, AP Computer Science, Foundations of Computer Science

Personal Projects and Class Projects

Awards and Honors

Faculty Honors

Georgia Institute of Technology
May 2017

Georgia Tech InVenture Prize 2nd Place

Georgia Institute of Technology
March 2017

Faculty Honors

Georgia Institute of Technology
December 2016

NASDAQ API Prize

HackMIT
September 2016

Dean's List

Georgia Institute of Technology
May 2016

Dean's List

Georgia Institute of Technology
December 2015

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Georgia Institute of Technology
September 2015

Dean's List

Georgia Institute of Technology
May 2015

Dean's List

Georgia Institute of Technology
December 2014

Wearable Computing Center Engagement Grant

Georgia Institute of Technology
November 2014

AP Scholar

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
June 2014

Governor's Recognition for Early College Scholars

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
June 2014

National High School Moot Court Competition Finalist

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
March 2014

High School Science Fair 2nd Place

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
March 2014

National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
2013, 2014

Spanish Honor Society

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
2013-2014

National Honor Society

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
2013-2014

Activities, Interests, and Clubs

Georgia Tech SGA

Joint Vice President of Information Technology

I am currently the Joint Vice President of Information Technology where I am in charge of all Georgia Tech IT related graduate and undergraduate decisions, projects, and initiatives. Previous projects and initiatives include allocating $3.5 million to tech-related projects for all colleges, schools, and departments on campus, updating the frontend of the Georgia Tech Course Critique, and revamping the general SGA website, undergraduate SGA website, and graduate SGA website to make the websites more useful for students and standardizing the style. Current projects and initiatives include creating a platform for students to get 4 years of part-time work experience with the Georgia Tech Office of Information Technology, making a mental health portal for campus, redoing the current elections website for the campus, improving the on-demand campus transportation system, and finding a campus-wide TV streaming service.

Georgia Tech SGA

IT Development Co-Chair

I have been on the IT Board SGA since my freshman year here at Georgia Tech. Since then, I have taken on various roles and responsibilities. During my freshman year, I was in charge of maintaining JacketPages where I used Drupal, CakePHP, and SQL. During my sophomore year, I have been in charge of leading and implementing new projects that SGA decides to take on. I designed and implemented a new user-friendly and intuitive website for SGA, created an integrated polling system for the new SGA website, created a feedback portal for the student body, and worked with the graduate SGA IT committee to create a mobile app for receiving feedback from the student body.

Georgia Tech Bitcoin Club

Vice President of Public Relations (Founding Member)

I helped found the Georgia Tech Bitcoin Club and am responsible for increasing awareness of Bitcoin club on campus and attracting new members mainly through social media branding.

Alpha Kappa Psi Epsilon Sigma Chapter

Georgia Tech Business Forum Event Coordinator

I am currently part of the coordinating team for a workshop-based campus event that is focused on professional development in business-minded students.

Alpha Kappa Psi Epsilon Sigma Chapter

Director of Public Relations

During my sophomore year at Georgia Tech, I was a Director of Public Relations for the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Georgia Tech. I was in charge of branding for GT Alpha Kappa Psi to Georgia Tech and the Atlanta community. As a result, I created content to promote the presence of GT Alpha Kappa Psi mainly through Facebook posts, Facebook ads, and Snapchat filters.

Alpha Kappa Psi Epsilon Sigma Chapter

Director of Corporate Sponsorship

During my sophomore year at Georgia Tech, I was a Director of Corporate Sponsorship for the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Georgia Tech. I was responsbile for marketing Alpha Kappa Psi to possible corporate partners, campus organizations, other universities, and the general Atlanta community and raised $10,000 in sponsorship money.

Alpha Kappa Psi Epsilon Sigma Chapter

Webmaster

During my sophomore year at Georgia Tech, I was the Webmaster for the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at Georgia Tech. As Webmaster, I was responsible for updating and formatting our website. I brainstormed new ideas for our website and implemented new features that would improve our website.

Georgia Tech Residence Hall Association

Floor Representative

During my freshman year at Georgia Tech, I was the floor representative for my residence hall. I represented my floor in weekly meetings to present and vote on bills for the residence hall as a whole. I served promoted communication throughout our floor and acted as the liason between the hall council and my floor.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Elected Officer and Debater

From my sophomore year to my senior year of high school, I debated in our school's Lincoln-Douglas Debate team. In Lincoln-Douglas, I debated many moral and ethics based topics at both the Junior Varsity and Varsity level. I debated at several national tournaments at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia and qualified for the Varsity state level Metro Finals tournament. In my senior year, I was elected as an officer of the club. As an officer, I took the club from a $500 debt to a $2,000 surplus and helped increased the number of members by 200%.

Public Forum Debate

Debater

During my sophomore year of high school, I debated in the partner-based Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate. I debated on various topics related to current events at the local level and qualified for the state level Metro Finals tournament. At several tournaments, I was recognized for my speaking skills and was awarded the best speaking points at some tournaments.

Sports

I have always enjoyed watching and playing sports. I play basketball and table tennis whenever I get the chance and have been playing them since I was a kid. I love watching football and make sure to follow every game in the playoffs leading up to the Super Bowl. I also really enjoy watching the Olympics and have recently started watching soccer after seeing the World Cup in 2014.

Cars

I am an absolute car fanatic. I have loved cars since I was a kid and have been following sports cars for a long time. Even as a kid, I always dreamed of having an Orange Lamborghini and I am determined to make that dream come true. While I can go on and on about cars for a long time, two recent cars have particularly caught my attention, the hybrid electric BMW i8 and the stunning Fenyr Supersport.

Volunteer Work

Techstravaganza

Taught middle and elementary school students about introductory science topics

Math Coach

Coached middle school students in math at my high school's math competition called TJ IMO (Intermediate Math Open)

TJHSST Open House

Helped interested parents and students visiting my high school by talking to them about how my experience was and guiding them through the school

STEM promotion

Guided middle school students and parents about resources and options to pursue a career and an education in STEM