Welcome to my website. I'm currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces (LSBI) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland.
I completed my Ph.D. as a National Science Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington (UW).
My research focuses on the development of wireless brain-computer interfaces, exploring how architectural innovation in embedded systems can reduce the size, weight, and power consumption of wireless systems and enable new methods for monitoring and treating neurological disorders.
To achieve these ends, I investigate novel applications of electromagnetic theory, ultra-low power wireless embedded systems, and electronic instrumentation for extreme environments.
Outside of research, I'm passionate about teaching, outreach, and mentoring. At UW, I had the opportunity to work as the instructor of record for EE417-Wireless Communications in 2020 and 2021 and as a teaching assistant over six academic quarters. I also co-host a scicomm podcast, The Paperboys, with fellow UW grad student Charlie Kelly. Each episode, we read and discuss the research papers behind headline science news.
Using digitally-tuned capacitors to create inductor-free backscatter modulators
A wireless backscatter brain-computer interface for electrophysiology experiments
An Interactive & Biosensitive Poetry Composition Device
An EEG-based musical instrument for clinical therapy and performance art
A high-altitude balloon mission to measure biologically harmful radiation entering the atmosphere
Conference presentation about dual-band shared-hardware backscatter uplink for wireless neural recorders
Research poster about a high-rate, energy efficient wireless uplink for neural recording
Conference presentation about the first fully-digital Bluetooth Low Energy backscatter uplink for wireless sensing systems
Conference presentation about the NeuroDisc's initial 6.25 Mbps DQPSK backscatter uplink
Conference presentation about a radiation sensor in the RaD-X payload.
Courses and roles
Compilation of student responses from course evaluations.
Collaborating with a local high school teacher on research thanks to NSF's RET Program
UW Women in Science & Engineering Outreach
High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware
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Climbed most the East Ridge of Ingalls Peak before bailing due to snow and ice.
During grad school, my brother and I built a Super Sinbad RC glider.
Visited Pakistan with a friend from undergrad and students from UVA's business school.
Skied Mt. Saint Helens.
Skiing the road up to the Heliotrope Ridge Trailhead at Mt.Baker.