Biography

A recent Curriculum Vitae can be found here: CV
My Google Scholar profile can be found here: Profile

I am presently a member of the technical staff in the Bioengineering Systems & Technologies group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL). My research centers on science and technology related to human-centered problems in cognition, motor control, speech and hearing.

Prior to my arrival at Lincoln, I was Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College in the Computer Science Department (Swat CS), where I had the privilege of engaging highly motivated students and faculty in teaching and research.

Before Swarthmore, I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in the Department of Computer Science. As a member of the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL), headed by Dr. Shrikanth Narayanan, I worked on different aspects of speech, language, and human behavior. My thesis work focused on interdisciplinary problems in speech motor control and auditory perception, which I performed in close collaboration with other members of the Speech Production and kNowledge Group (SPAN).

Immediately before coming to USC, I worked with Dr. Pierre Divenyi as Lab Manager for Speech and Hearing Research at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System (SHR). My work there was focused on speech production and perception.

Prior to that, I studied in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University under the mentorship of Dr. Edward W. Davis toward my Master's thesis. That thesis was focused on automating the design of efficient digital logical circuits using intelligent search techniques (Master's thesis).

The journey to my current coordinates began at Vassar College, where I studied Cognitive Science and Computer Science. While there, I worked with Dr. John H. Long, Jr., as a member of his biorobotics and biomechanics laboratory (JHL Lab), toward understanding biologically inspired control of perception-action systems (undergraduate thesis).