I am a Master’s student in the Computer Science Department at CMU and a graduate student researcher in the Robitics Institute. I am advised by Deepak Pathak and collaborate closely with Alyosha Efros.
My research interests lie in artificial intelligence at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, and robotics. Currently, I am particularly excited about self-supervised learning, intrinsic motivation, and open-endedness. I am keen to draw inspiration from intelligence in humans and nature—especially as a goal-post rather than a blueprint. My goal is to develop intelligent agents that use common sense to generalize and continually adapt robustly and efficiently, allowing them to be safely deployed in the real world.
Previously I was a founding engineer at BlackRock AI Labs in Palo Alto, where I was fortunate to work with Mykel Kochenderfer, Stephen Boyd, and Trevor Hastie on projects at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and finance. Before that, I studied computer science and mathematics at Vanderbilt, and was an undergraduate student researcher in Maithilee Kunda’s lab working on computational cognitive science and artificial intelligence.
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