University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Computer Science • 2018

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience & Human Communication Sciences • 2013 - 2017

Work Experience

IBM • Research Triangle Park, NC

Cognitive Software Developer Intern • Summer 2017
  • Developed LSTM recurrent neural network model to predict average latency of requests to a Watson Service utilizing time series data from multiple sources
  • Improved existing model from 1-second to 15-minute predictions
  • Self-taught Deep Learning methods to aid design of model

Language and Computation Lab • Northwestern University

Undergraduate Researcher • 2015 - Present
  • Implement word recognition model using Gabor Jets to understand how visual information is collected and used during reading
  • Analyze validity of models and compare results to human recognition data using R
  • Develop and maintain the lab website

Auditory Research Lab • Knowles Hearing Center

Undergraduate Researcher • 2013 - 2015
  • Conducted data collection and analysis of sounds emitted by the ear in a cross modal perception experiment
  • Developed poster for participation in Society for Neuroscience 2015
  • Authoring paper to be submitted for publication in fall 2016
  • Gained Institutional Review Board certification to conduct research with human subjects
  • Identified and corrected problems in lab’s proprietary software and signal processing programs
  • Operated audio hardware and gained working knowledge of DSP

Leadership Experience

Northwestern University Neuro Club

Curriculum + Speaker Chair • 2014 - 2016
  • Integrally involved with creation of Neuroscience Major (approved May 2015) as computational representative in discussions with administrators
  • Managed course development for “Neuroscience of College”, a student-led, full-credit seminar offered Spring 2016
  • Organized three research talks by professors, postdoctoral fellows or undergraduates for groups of up to 30 students

Mayfest Productions

Committee Member • 2014 - 2016
  • Prototyped mobile application for Dillo Day (annual, University-sponsored music festival)
  • Organized pre-Dillo Day "Battle of the Bands" by negotiating agreements between off-campus venues, outside vendors and NU administration

Other Experiences

Reach Yoga Glencoe

Financial Assistant + Front Desk Staffer• 2015-2016

International Fun Farming Camp in Taiwan

Cultural Intern • Summer 2014

Zeta Tau Alpha

Active Member • 2014 - Present