I'm a third year PhD student studying Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I am advised by Shwetak Patel in the Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) lab and Jacob O. Wobbrock in the Mobile + Accessible Design (MAD) Lab. My current research focus is in leveraging readily available devices (smartphones and smartwatches) to detect and handle situational impairments: factors that affect a person's ability to perform a particular task. My projects cover a wide array of skills, including machine learning, computer vision, signal processing, and user interface design.

I completed my undergraduate studies at Duke University with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Through the Pratt Fellows program, I had the opportunity to research in the Systems Networking Research Group (SyNRG) led by Romit Roy Choudhury.


  • Mar302015

    Received NSF Fellowship

    I'm one of the ten people from UW CSE who received the prestigious fellowship this year and the fifth person in my lab to receive it all time. Congrats everyone!

  • Dec142014

    Paper accepted

    SwitchBack was accepted to CHI 2015. Here I come, South Korea!