I am a sixth year graduate student in the Mathematics Department at UC Davis, finishing my dissertation under the advisorship of Zhaojun Bai.

I enjoy researching applications in machine learning, signal processing, image recognition and segmentation, and model predictive control. My graduate school studies have focused on convex optimization, nonlinear programming, and optimization applications.

My dissertation research is on an eigenvalue optimization method for phase retrieval. See the Research Projects tab for more details and a link to my GitHub page.

When I'm not programming or studying, you can find me reading (e.g., The Expanse and Stormlight Archive), running, cooking, listening to podcasts (e.g., This American Life, StartUp, RadioLab, TED Radio Hour), or brewing beer.