I am a Ph.D. student in CS at University of Wisconsin–Madison where I am advised by Fred Sala (this means that I am a 23rd grader). Before that, I had the pleasure of working with Ameet Talwalkar and Zack Lipton during my MS in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. As an undergraduate, I was extremely fortunate to work with both Sanjoy Dasgupta and Gary Cottrell at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to all of this, I was a community college student at Fresno City College, where I was lucky enough to learn calculus, linear algebra, and C++ from Greg Jamison.
I am interested in Data-Centric AutoML–i.e., using AutoML as a data-centric tool to make machine learning more accessible and practically applicable to new domains while reducing human involvement. Recently, this has involved developing Data-Centric ML and AutoML techniques that lower the barrier to entry for the long tail of emerging ML applications. I have also developed benchmarks and competitions as a means of measuring progress on emerging ML applications that are far afield from well-explored domains in ML such as vision and language.