I am a third year Ph.D. student in the department of Computer Science at Rutgers University, working with Matthew Stone. My research interest is in computational linguistics. In particular, I study the structure of multimodal communication when language is combined with spatial representations, such as gestures and pointing in face-to-face conversation and illustrations in written communication. My research addresses both interpretation and generation of multimodal presentations using algorithmic techniques and cognitive modeling.

Before coming to Rutgers, I taught statistics and mathematics at San Diego Mesa College and San Diego State University for a year. Before that, I completed a Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Hawaii-Manoa where I worked on algorithmic randomness.