I'm a fourth 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 creating smartphone apps that systematize and automate the way that people use their senses - sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste - to detect symptoms more accurately, precisely, and consistently than they could on their own. My two most active projects are looking at diagnosing conditions that manifest in symptoms of the eye: jaundice for pancreatic cancer and less reactive pupils for concussions. 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.


  • Sep132016

    Attended UbiComp Doctoral School

    I had the opportunity to present my overall research direction to experts in the area of ubiquitous computing, hear their feedback, and see the work that others are doing in the area. I highly recommend attending a Doctoral School/Consortium/Colloquium if you get the chance.

  • Aug192016

    Presented at EMBC 2016

    I presented iPressure at EMBC 2016 in Orlando, Florida.