currently: I am a third year PhD candidate studying Neuroscience at Stanford University. I am a member of Krishna Shenoy's Neural Prosthetics Systems lab, where I am investigating the neural basis of movement via high-dimensional multielectrode array recordings and optogenetic stimulation. In the spring, I rotated in Karl Deisseroth's lab, using optogenetics to perturb information transmission in cortical microcircuits. This past winter, I rotated in Stephen Baccus's lab, studying the structure of concerted firing in retinal ganglion cells. This past autumn, I rotated in Steven Smith's lab, applying machine learning and morphological image processing techniques to array tomography images with the ultimate goal of characterizing synaptic diversity in the mammalian neocortex.
recently:In June 2009, I graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and certificates in Neuroscience, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, and Computer Science. My undergraduate research was advised by Carlos Brody and Sebastian Seung. I also helped to develop Memrise, an early stage startup that aims to transform the way in which people learn languages, facts, and relationships.
interests: I am broadly interested in computational, systems, and theoretical approaches to neuroscience, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, brain-computer interfaces, entrepreneurship, web development, and design.