About Me

Hi! I’m a computer science PhD candidate in the INK Lab at the University of Southern California (USC), where I’m advised by Prof. Xiang Ren. I’m also part of USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI).

My research is at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning. In particular, I’m excited about building NLP systems that are more knowledgeable and trustworthy, so that anyone can effortlessly access whatever information they’re looking for.

Outside of research, you might find me playing/watching basketball, urban hiking, or pushing around an overloaded shopping cart at Costco.

Download my CV (last updated 09/01/2021).

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Explanation-Based Learning
  • Model Explainability
  • Commonsense Reasoning
  • Knowledge Representation
  • MSE in Robotics, 2017

    University of Pennsylvania

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, 2015

    University of Maryland, College Park


University of Southern California
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 Los Angeles, CA
CSCI 100xg: Explorations in Computing
University of Southern California
Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2017 – Present Los Angeles, CA
Working on research in model explainability, commonsense reasoning, knowledge representation, and vision+language at INK Lab.
Hardware Engineering Intern
May 2017 – Aug 2017 Mountain View, CA
Android Camera Team
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2015 – May 2017 Philadelphia, PA
Worked on research in first-person vision and 3D vision at GRASP Lab.