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
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.
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!
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