About me

I am a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where I majored in physics. My work experience includes Google Brain, CERN, Microsoft, and the DARPA Explainable AI Project. My goal as a researcher is to understand how learning happens and use it to make neural networks smarter and more interpretable. On a deeper level, I want to understand what intelligence is and how it works. So far, I am most proud of showing how to learn Hamiltonians from data, making RL agents more interpretable, and training RNNs to generate cursive handwriting. I care a lot about communicating my work and making it easy to replicate. Outside of research, I spend time with family and friends, run endurance races, and make things out of wood. Ask me about raising pigs.

  • 2019 - present, Deep learning researcher, Oregon State University & The ML Collective.
  • 2018, Google AI Resident, Google Brain, San Francisco
  • 2017, International Physicist’s Tournament, US team, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2017, Senior honors thesis, quantum mechanics with James Whitfield.
  • 2015, Semester at CERN, simulating Higgs radiation
  • 2013-2017, Dartmouth college, physics major