Previous Projects and Groups

Here are some labs and teams I have been a member of in the past, and some results of my work within them

BEAR Labs at UC Davis

As an undergraduate, I was a member of the Bionic Engineering And Assistive Robotics Lab run by Professor Jonathon Schofield. I used Java and Unity3D to design a video game which served as a data collection system for use in a user study with very young participants, and worked alongside graduate students to collect and analyze data taken from other user studies conducted by the lab. This resulted in me receiving a 2021 Provost Undergraduate Fellowship which gave the lab a $1800 grant to continue researching child prosthetics, and the results were published in the 2022 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR).

Image Science Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University

In the summer of 2021, I worked with Professor Aswin Sankaranarayanan at the Carnegie Mellon University Image Science Laboratory. I developed an unsupervised learning method to determine which materials are most prominent in a given hyperspectral image using a modified autoencoder. My results were presented at the 36th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

dARCHr labs at UC Davis

During the winter of 2019, I researched at a computer architecture lab at UC Davis led by Professor Lowe-Power. My work was to update the lab's web application so that it would display their results quickly and clearly, allowing the graduate students to iterate their experiments without laboriously searching through text output. My work can be found in their (now archived) GitHub repository (also the above image).

OneLoop, the UC Davis HyperLoop Team

In 2018 I joined OneLoop, the HyperLoop team at UC Davis, where I designed a failure reporter to indicate whether our racing pod was encountering a problem. That summer our team placed in the top 21 teams globally and was invited to race our pod at the SpaceX facility. In 2019 I was appointed president of OneLoop and led the team for a year and a half. During the pandemic, SpaceX canceled all future competitions but I still led the team in developing a new breaking and propulsion system, as well as getting fantastic sponsors such as ANSYS. The team is now working towards competing in European HyperLoop Week.

The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

In the summer of 2019 I worked as a Summer Scholar for the Computing Division of the National Ignition Facility In Lawrence Livermore Laboratories. I updated the codebase that controls the National Ignition Facility, which is the most energetic laser beam in the world. The updates included transitioning from Java 8 to Java 11, adding unit tests, and modernizing the coding style since some of the code was quite old.