About Me

Welcome!

I'm a first-year PhD student in Indiana University's Informatics program. I recently earned my bachelor's in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. At IU, I'll be focusing on Proactive Health Informatics.


The (Extended) Elevator Speech

I'm a little bit of everything - student, programmer, coffee enthusiast...

I'm interested in how technology is currently used in healthcare and how researchers can create technologies for more personalized, effective healthcare - particularly in a music therapy context. If you are too, contact me - after all, they say great minds think alike.


Research / Work Experience

The Ohio State University

Music Department

Undergraduate Researcher

Annotated cello recordings in Audacity with graduate student for use with Automatic Music Performance Analysis and Comparison Toolkit (AMPACT), a computational model for aligning annotations to a music score. The goal of this project is to improve the performance of AMPACT and expand its domain to include other instruments.

Louisiana State University

Center for Computation and Technology

NSF REU Intern

Implemented a model for synchronous musical collaboration in laptop orchestras. Model was based on the Internet of Things, a paradigm for connecting diverse clients in one network regardless of operating system or device type. Goal of the project, called the “Orchestra of Things”, was to standardize communication and timing in musical performances between “orchestra” objects such as laptops, smartphones, and embedded instruments.

Iowa State University

Virtual Reality Applications Center

NSF REU Intern

Collaborated in a team to develop an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) for engineering equations. We worked closely with a thermodynamics instructor to design the tutor so it would address and correct students’ misconceptions.

Robin Technologies

Web Development Intern

Began part-time internship in high school with no web programming experience; over several years, built up knowledge of HTML, database operations, creative tools (Photoshop and CorelDraw). Thanks to the Robintek team for teaching me the ropes of web dev!


Conferences

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2015, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2014, London, UK
Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) 2013, Memphis, Tennessee, USA


Skills and Such

I speak multiple languages, including

HTML, CSS, JavaScript
80%
Python
75%
MATLAB
65%
SQL
60%
C/C++
60%
Ruby
55%
Java
50%

Also on the list? Playing the piano

"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable."
-Beethoven