I'm a PhD student in Computer Science at the California Institute of Technology. I am part of the Infospheres group (a subgroup in the Rigorous Systems Research Group), working with Professor
K. Mani Chandy. I was previously supported by an NSF Graduate Fellowship.
I received my M.Sc in Computer Science from Caltech in 2010 and B.Sc degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington, where I explored a wide array of research interests, including molecular chemistry, bioinformatics, and robotics. My undergraduate research advisor was Yoky Matsuoka.
My research focuses on theories and algorithms to for event detection in large-scale sensor networks. The research area spans across several fields including information processing with heterogenous sensors, parameter estimation and optimization, Bayesian stastical modeling, and machine learning. My past project looked into detection of radiation source(s) with networked sensors. I'm currently part of the Community Seismic Networks project which takes advantage of a large number of community-based sensors (USB accelerometers and Android phones) for earthquake monitoring and detection.