I’m a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I am interested in building robust systems for both programmers and non-programmers alike. My research spans the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, AI/ML, Natural Language Processing, and Distributed Systems.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2020-Present)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (2016-2020)
Ph.D in Computer Science
Advised by Karrie Karahalios and Indy Gupta
BS in Computer Science with Honors
BS in Mathematics
App-Based Task Shortcuts for Virtual Assistants
Using machine learning and natural language processing to train mobile voice assistants in mapping task shortcuts to relevant application UI screens.
Investigating the usability of Smart IoT devices for the home integrated with distributed systems principles.
Verbal Authoring of Human-Robot Interactions Using Templates
As part of my senior honors thesis, I explored the effectiveness of a dialogue-based robot behavior authoring system using natural language processing and program synthesis techniques.