Welcome to my corner of the internet. I’m currently an R&D engineer with the Computer Vision group at Kitware (better known as the company behind CMake), where I develop software and algorithms for a variety of deep learning and computer vision applications. One of the perks of the job is that I get to tell people I “work in AI.”
I have a BS in Molecular & Cell Biology from UConn (which involved enough English Lit electives that I could have minored in it) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University (where my research focused on human biomechanics and bio-inspired robotics). Before finding my way to computer science, I was a design engineer developing electromechanical components for power wheelchairs at Quantum Rehab, and before that, I briefly spent some time in an immunology research lab at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
On the technical front, my interests include robotic perception and control, autonomous systems, computer vision, deep learning, human–machine interaction, numerical methods, applied math, edge computing/development on ARM systems, and open source software. Python and C++ are my go-to languages, Ubuntu is my primary OS, and vim is my editor of choice. If this blog is any indication, though, I dabble in just about everything.
Aside from tech and engineering, I have a thousand other passions and hobbies, and I’m always collecting more. A few of them include (in no particular order): physical fitness (in the form of lifting, running, and all things adjacent), guitar, writing, chess, skiing, learning foreign languages, the art of memory, watching bad movies, and buying unfamiliar produce at the grocery store.
The aim of this blog is to document what I’ve been working on and to share my thoughts—mostly for my own gratification, but if somebody else finds it useful or interesting, all the better.