About Me

I am a machine learning engineer and researcher, a mathematician, and a professional content and tehnical writer. I received my MS in Biomedical Data Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where I'm now pursuing my PhD in Computer Science. I am very fortunate to be advised by Professors Anthony Gitter and Fred Sala. My research focuses on applying tools from Differential Geometry and Algebraic Topology to problems in machine learning and drug discovery. In May 2017, I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with my bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. After graduating with my BA, I spent four fun years working on exciting machine learning problems in industry. I most recently worked as a software engineer at Eli Lilly, working on their antibody discovery platform. In that role, I worked on both backend infrastucture using Python/Django and frontend using React.js. I also gained a lot of experience in designing distributed systems for large-scale drug discovery and genomics pipelines. Prior to that, I worked at Human Longevity, Inc., creating machine learning algorithms and scalable data processing pipelines for genomics with a particular focus on oncology. In my first industry role, I had the pleasure of working at machineVantage as a Machine Learning Researcher where I focused on developing deep learning models for natural language processing. A complete listing of my education and work experience can be found in my resume. I am interested in a wide spectrum of topics from a diverse set of fields including machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computational biology, bioinformatics, drug discovery, and large-scale, distributed machine learning systems. I regularly blog about interesting topics in mathematics, machine learning, and computational biology.

In addition to my academic interests, I enjoy running, cycling, playing guitar, piano, and drums, salsa dancing, writing creative fiction, and reading great books. In particular, writing is a huge passion of mine. I work part-time as a professional content and technical writer specializing on machine learning, so please contact me if you are looking for a strong writer for your software or ML business. I've also written one full-length novel, and I'm working on my second. The books page hosts an application that pulls from my Goodreads feed and continuously aggregates the books that I am in the process of reading.