I have a wide variety of research interests, but I am particularly interested in the intersection of signal processing and machine learning, especially for separation, classification, and enhancement of challenging real-world signals like audio and speech. Specifically, my dissertation work is on how to combine interpretable statistical models of audio and other sequential data with deep learning.
During summer 2015 I was a graduate student member of the Far-Field Speech team at the 2015 Jelinek Summer Workshop on Audio and Language Technology, held at the University of Washington.
During winter 2015 I was an intern at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), working with the Speech and Audio group.
During summer 2014 I was an intern at Microsoft Research, working with Jie Liu in the Sensing and Energy Research Group (SERG).
My past research projects include working with Josh Smith in the Sensor Systems Laboratory at the University of Washington on the Wireless Resonant Energy Link (WREL) project, an adaptive wireless power system that can power moving devices in volumes of space using magnetically coupled resonators (MCRs). As part of my undergraduate coursework in the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) department at the University of Colorado Boulder, I worked on image compression, image registration for MRI, machine learning for event classification from EEG data, compressive sensing, and image and video retargeting. Though I am more focused on signal processing these days, I have also done a fair amount of hardware design and embedded systems development.
My industry experience includes two years working as a software/hardware engineer in the Advanced Engineering Program at Fluke Networks in Everett, WA. During my time there, I worked on a variety of fun projects including implementation of signal processing algorithms on FPGAs and embedded platforms, firmware for embedded systems, Linux device drivers, user interface design, and .NET application development. I have also worked internships at Agilent Technologies and Lockheed Martin.
My other hobbies (when I can find time) include playing electric bass, skiing, hiking, biking, running, swimming, homebrewing, cooking and listening to interesting music.