I am a (San Fernando) Valley girl, born and raised.
Received my PhD at UCLA in computer science (CS) with an emphasis in machine learning and eHealth.
Received my BSc at UCSB, also in CS.
Always down to talk about skiing, martial arts, video games, or sand volleyball.
I worked on the Bing Ads (Algorithms and Infrastructure) team during the summer of 2021, developed a semi-novel knowledge distillation technique for image deep neural networks (DNN) in a multi-teacher setting.
I worked on the Search team during the summer of 2020, built ranking model to improve query recommendations.
I worked on the Annotations pipeline as part of the Content/Knowledge team during summer 2017.
Spent a year at Impact Radius part time during the academic year, full time over summer 2015-2016.
I worked on improving their metrics and monitoring systems as well as internationalization and localization workflow.
Developed new features and mini-games for the XPrize Global Learning Competition, part time for a few months during 2015.
Worked on internal tooling to optimize company workflow and to resolve conflicts across taxonomies, during summer of 2013 and 2014.
Is a Hyperparameter: Imputation Deep Learning Model Selection and Evaluation on Large
The framework I built for my work is available on GitHub. More about the dissertation below.
Working under Majid Sarrafzadeh and Alex Bui to do research in machine learning (ML) with a focus on applications in health and medicine.
Theoretical sub-fields I'm interested in include imputation and graph representation learning.
Working under Prof. Ben Hardekopf to find an effective comparison metric, based on linear algebra, to compare test sets/fuzzers.
Assisted writing a paper with Prof. Hardekopf and PhD student Miroslav Gavrilov based on this research.
Help moderate the Discord and the Discuss forum online of the Scientific Python community.
Awarded fellowship to conduct research in the areas relevant to benign nephrology, urology and hematology.
Check us out at @FYInformatics (For Your Informatics). I used run the Twitter account, help create visuals, logo animations, etc. Now I manage the funds and help write and narrate the occasional episode.
Awarded fellowship to pursue informatics towards improving health outcomes on clinical data.
Departmental award given to highly recruited students who are deemed to enhance UCLA’s competitiveness.
The Computer Science department at UCSB funded some of its students for the first time to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Honestly a wonderful event, I am looking forward to being able to attend again in the future.
I had the honor of being a part of the Kleiner Perkins Fellows program while interning at Pinterest.
After surviving eliminations out of thousands of applicants, I was able to join 80 other Fellows in many networking events and workshops with technical leaders in Silicon Valley.
Additionally, I served on the Decision Committee to help pick up potential Fellows for 2018.
Phi Sigma Rho is a nationally recognized sorority focused on women in STEM.
After responding to an an email blast for interest, I helped establish the Alphi Xi chapter of Phi Sigma Rho at UCSB and became part of the founding class in Spring of 2016.
It wasn't until Fall of 2017 that we became an official chapter, where we all wanted to cry of happiness because our hard work had paid off.
Through the process of being in charge of designs, involved in planning events, writing bylaws, recruiting, and mentorship, I had an incredible and rewarding experience with other women engineers that I will always remember.
Starting from my freshman year to my senior year, I watched as SB Hacks grew into something incredible.
I was involved with logistics (venue, food, etc), design, and getting sponsors throughout my time with the team.
I participated and won first place in my very first hackathon.
Out of 15 teams, and hours I don't want to think about, my team won for most creative and useful project for the company.
After taking Intro to CS at UCLA after my freshman year, I decided that I alone should not have to suffer the wrath of C++.
I saw there was no programming clubs at my school, so I made one.
In some odd foreshadowing of continuing to graduate school, I created lessons plans as well as coding exercises to teach C++ to club members.