i study theoretical neuroscience at ucl's gatsby unit, working with peter latham. i'm a current marshall scholar.

i'm from sunny socal, i can fold origami dragons, and i enjoy running, dancing, and traveling.

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i'm fascinated by how people think, feel, act, and live. broadly, i study the neural underpinnings of higher-level cognition, including learning and decision-making processes.
  *  research:  [structure | transfer | reinforcement] learning . . . [working | episodic] memory
  *  other:  machine learning . . . ai safety . . . behavioral economics

some projects i'm a part of:

  • learning rate variance
  • mice can show large individual differences in learning rates on simple tasks. why? tackling this problem with an experimental + latent variable model approach.
    peter l, athena a

  • kale
  • kl → kale
    michael a, arthur g

  • tower hypotheticals
  • paper visualization
    the goal is to model people's judgments of physical stability using a noisy physics engine that can simulate possible counterfactuals. we ran several mturk experiments and confirmed that our approach better modeled intuitive human judgments.
    tobi g, kevin s, josh t

  • 3d micropillars
  • paper patent
    i wrote a java processing suite to model the geometry of 3d-printed high-res micropillar structures, which can collectively bend to represent a vector field. using a prepared image as input, we output a representation of the resulting structure based on image gradient properties.
    jifei o

a selection of photos i've taken since picking up photography in summer '18. email me for higher-res versions.




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last updated 5 feb 19