About Me

I am a Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working with Prof. Jason J. Corso in computer vision. I am interested in structured deep learning, especially applied to vision and language problems. In 2017, I did an internship at Toyota Research Institute in Cambridge under the advisement of Dr. Simon Stent and Dr. German Ros, where I compared the modeling and generalization performance of multiple state-of-the-art video prediction networks with a novel dataset.

In 2015, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where I received B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. At UMass, I did research as part of the RIPPLES lab under Prof. W. Richards Adrion and Prof. Paul E. Dickson. I worked on various aspects of the lab's Presentations Automatically Organized from Lectures (PAOL) system, including video conversion, whiteboard processing, multithreading, and the graphical user interface. For my Honors Thesis project, I proposed and evaluated a novel technique for segmenting whiteboard marker strokes in real time. Additionally, I was briefly a member of the Center for e-Design under the instruction of Prof. Jack C. Wileden and Prof. Sundar Krishnamurty, where I worked on a program that converted models between Computer-Aided Design systems.

Awards and Honors

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2017 - Honorable Mention (UMich)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Artificial Intelligence Award (UMass)
  • Honors Dean's Award (UMass)
  • Honors Research Grant (UMass)
  • Research Assistant Fellowship (UMass)

News

07/16/2017

05/12/2017

The code and keypoint data for my ArXiv paper “Click Here: Human-Localized Keypoints as Guidance for Viewpoint Estimation” is now available.

03/21/2017

I will be doing an internship with Toyota Research Institute in Cambridge, MA this summer!