I am a first-year PhD student at MIT EECS co-advised by Heng Li and Bonnie Berger. My research involves developing algorithms and statistical methods for analyzing biological sequencing data, and I am currently working on projects related to read alignment (in collaboration with Victoria Popic at the Broad Institute) and somatic structural variation calling.

Previously, I was at UT Austin, where I majored in computer science, math, and English literature and received an MS in computational science. As a research assistant in the Narasimhan Lab, I analyzed ancient DNA data to detect signals of natural selection. My previous research experience also includes work in physical oceanography (with the UT Computational Research in Ice and Ocean Systems group) and in computational materials (through the UT Freshman Research Initiative).

For a more detailed description of my academic and work activity, see my CV.


Unrelated Facts About Me

  1. I spent the summer before my PhD studying and performing Shakespeare through the Winedale program. I was in productions of Hamlet (Ophelia), As You Like It (forest lord/page), Cymbeline (soothsayer), and Julius Caesar (Lucius).
  2. I like to play the oboe and piano and previously played in the UT Engineering Chamber Orchestra and UT University Orchestra.
  3. I also like reading, writing, and playing abstract board games.