I was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado and am currently attending University of Colorado at Boulder to study Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Class of 2017). Aside from computer science and math, I am very passionate about music. I have been playing music since the age of 6 and during that time have participated in several bands, playing several instruments such as the drums, clarinet, and piano. I also love to play tennis and was on the varsity team for three of my four years in high school.
In terms of computer science and mathematics, I have been able to apply my skills in numerous ways. Throughout my time at CU, I have had the privilege of working with Professor Tom Yeh in the computer science department as a research assistant. For the summer of 2015, I will be working at Google as an intern. Additionally, I have participated in several events such as CU's hackathon and represented CU in the Mathematica Modeling Competition (MCM). What excites me most is how we can apply mathematical concepts to computer science in areas such as data mining and machine learning. I hope to learn more about these subjects in the future.
During my time at CU, I have been fortunate to work with Professor Tom Yeh on a variety of projects. I have worked on a myriad of projects with Professor Yeh including the following:
In the spring of 2015, I helped work on the Nature Net project: a platform in which nature enthusiasts can share and, in the future, analyze data that they upload. I worked on using NodeJS to build tools to analyze data from the ebird data set. I presented my work at the 2015 CU Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Symposium.
I worked with a group of people to make a robot that takes advantage of Sikuli software to automate interacting with android devices. The prototype of the device was a makeshift Maker-Bot. I specifically worked on the component that converted pixel coordinates to G-Code instructions in Java. I also helped present our prototype at the 2014 UIST demo session with Jeeeun Kim (shown right).
I created a command line tool using NodeJS and Google Cloud Storage that would help manage my Professor's data across all of his teams.
Active Authentication was a DARPA funded project I helped contribute to in my freshman year that sought to find new ways to verify users for mobile security. My duty was to collect data from users and make qualitative observations about our results.
Covers advanced data structures, computational geometry, cryptography, dynamic programming, greedy algorithms, divide-and-conquer, graph algorithms (e.g., depth-first search), network algorithms (e.g., shortest paths), approximation algorithms.
Covers how programs are represented and executed by modern computers, including low-level machine representations of programs and data, an understanding of how computer components influence performance and memory hierarchy.
Focuses on software engineering methods and tools for application development, including design and system organization; using and creating reusable libraries; building, testing, and debugging; and performance evaluation.
Studies data abstractions (e.g., stacks, queues, lists, trees) and their representation techniques (e.g., linking, arrays). Introduces concepts used in algorithm design and analysis including criteria for selecting data structures to fit their applications.
Study fundamental concepts on which programming of languages are based, and execution models supporting them. Topics include values, variables, bindings, type systems, control structures, exceptions, concurrency, and modularity. Learn how to select a language and to adapt to a new language.