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About Me

I am a Lecturer in the department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW).

Winter 2018:

I received my education primarily from the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), where I was part of the Networked Dynamical Systems Group under Professor Murat Arcak.

  • Ph.D. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley (August 2015)
  • M.S. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley (May 2011)
  • Dual B.S. degrees in EECS and Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley (May 2007)

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in lower division computer science and engineering courses. Experienced in teaching Computer Architecture, CS Principles, Circuits, and Control. Other interests include Embedded Systems, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and Signals and Systems.

I am interested in the new AP Computer Science Principles Exam and am getting involved with UW in the High School.

For more details of my teaching record, please see my Teaching page.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in synthetic biology and biological systems analysis. My research focus was on engineered multicellular behaviors in bacteria, particularly pattern formation:

  • Master's Thesis: Exploration of Turing Phenomena in Quenched Oscillator Systems
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Design and Engineering of Pattern Formation in Gene Expression in Escherichia coli

For more information on my research projects, see my Research page.
For a list of publications, see my Publications page.