Artificial Intelligence Research Group | Department of Computer Science

I am a computer science PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. I am a member of UT Vision, Cognition, and Action Lab (Embodied Cognition Lab), instructed by Professor Dana Ballard and Professor Mary Hayhoe.


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX                   Aug. 2013 - Present
         PhD Student in Computer Science

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH          Aug. 2011 - Aug. 2013
         Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
         Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Teaching Experience

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
      TA: CS391l Machine Learning                                                                         Jan. 2016 - May 2016
      TA: CS347 Data Management                                                                         Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2015
      TA: CS429 Computer Organization and Architecture                 Jan. 2015 - May 2015
      TA: CS378 Programming for Performance                                          Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2013

  • Helped students by tutoring and explaining assignments during the office hours
  • Graded assignments and labs on a weekly under guidelines set by the professor
  • Facilitate and lead lab sessions to help students understand course subject-matter by reviewing class materials and doing exercises

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
      Peer Tutor: EECS Computer Architecture                                             Nov. 2012 - May 2013
      Peer Tutor: EECS Digital System Design                                               Nov. 2012 - May 2013

  • Nominated by the faculty and trained by Educational Services Students (ESS) to work with undergraduate students on an individual and/or small group basis regarding undergraduate courses at CWRU

Research Experience

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
      GRA: Virtual Reality (VR) Laboratory                                                     May. 2015 - Aug. 2015

  • Created a 3D two-leg hopper algorithm according to the 3D one-leg hopper developed by Raibert, M. H.
  • Tired to attach it to the Cooper, a prototype human dynamic model (HDM) developed by VR lab, as a dynamic model to plan foot plants.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
      Undergraduate Summer Researcher: Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension (SDLE) Center                                                                                                                     May. 2013 - Aug. 2013

  • Participated in the improvement of Gecko Hamaker, an open source database application running with the help of MySQL, which can automatically calculate Hamaker coefficients for users’ projects
  • Developed a user-friendly interface and redesigned its database structure to improve its reliability and flexibility

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
      Undergraduate Summer Researcher: Mathematical Modeling of Human Physiology for Glycaemic Control of diabetes application                                        May. 2012 - Aug. 2012

  • Developed an agent-based approach for Type II diabetes using Wolfram Mathematica and Wolfram SystemModeler to analyze real data and predict effect by conducting virtual experiment

Academic and Community Service

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Cleveland, OH
      Member                                                                                                                              Dec. 2012 – present

  • Communicated with other alumnus regularly for learning and sharing information.

Tau Beta Pi - Ohio Alpha Chapter, Cleveland, OH
      Member                                                                                                                              Nov. 2012 – Aug. 2013

  • Volunteered for Bookswaps to promote the reuse of textbooks
  • Participated in Midterms/Finals Core Cram to help students prepare their Mid/Final exams.