I am currently obtaining Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, and a Master's degree in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. During my time at UT I have done research in the area of Automated Mechanism design, exploring how we can automate the design of auctions while reducing the assumptions we make about the bidders. This has a wide range of applications to things like internet search auctions, and ad auctions in general.
The summer after my freshman year, in 2015, I spent interning at Yahoo!, in Sunnyvale, CA, working on Ads Targeting. The summer after my sophomore year, in 2016, I spent interning at Microsoft, in Redmond, WA, working in the Commerce team of Visual Studio Team Services. This coming summer I'm excited to work at Facebook in New York, NY.
Within Computer Science, my main interests are in Theory and Artificial Intelligence. I am especially interested in Artificial General Intelligence, and developing agents that can perform a wide variety of tasks, rather than being trained for specific tasks. See my Portfolio to see some of my work in this direction.
When I get the time, I enjoy pursuing some of my side interests. I love reading Sci-Fi novels, biographies, and nonfiction. I am also a chess fan, and try to play tournaments on occasion. I enjoy a select few video games, particularly the Assassin's Creed series and Skyrim. Lastly, I enjoy watching TV shows, including Modern Family, Law and Order: SVU, The Big Bang Theory, House of Cards, and most of all, Game of Thrones.
In the summer of 2017, I will be interning at Facebook.
At Microsoft, I interned in the Visual Studio Team Services Commerce team. During my internship, I lived in downtown Bellevue.
At Yahoo!, I worked in Ads Targeting. For the major portion of my internship, I lived in downtown San Jose.
I am obtaining BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, and an MS in Computer Science focusing on AI.