I’m a PhD Candidate in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering, advised by Edward F. Chang at UCSF, where I develop speech brain computer interfaces and study how we produce speech.

I’m interested in the intersection of machine learning and speech neuroscience to develop naturalistic speech brain computer interfaces (BCI) for those who have lost the ability to speak and cannot easily communicate by other augmentative methods. My work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Science Magazine, NPR and more.

Apart from my research, I’ve helped develop software for preprocessing and visualization of ECoG data, using the Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) format. I currently lead the lab’s efforts to convert historical data and store future data in the NWB format.

Outside of research, I am an avid hiker, Mt Tamalpais fan, and coffee enthusiast.