I am a research scientist at Waymo working on making transportation safer and easier.
I have a high interest in visual computing and its interdisciplinary applications. Before joining Waymo, I did research in domains such as computational perception, autonomous navigation and biomedical imaging. More specifically, some of my previous projects were related to the study of human memory (at MIT), applications in healthcare (with Massachusetts General Hospital), astronomy (with Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and microscopy (with Harvard Lichtman Lab). I’ve been an avid programmer for many years now, with extensive experience in a variety of technologies and languages. Several years ago, I also taught several programming courses in college as a teaching fellow. Before doing computer science research, I developed various software applications for non-scientific purposes.
I hold a Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering from Harvard University. I spent one year as a Research Affiliate in Aude Oliva’s lab at MIT CSAIL, where I computationally modeled human visual memory as part of the Memento project. During my time at Harvard, I also interned in the Google Brain Robotics team under Anelia Angelova. Previously, I earned a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Bonn, Germany in 2016, where I minored in physics and astronomy, and worked as a research intern at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). I use this webspace for hosting personal projects, and plan to publish some of them publicly here.