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I am currently a second-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, advised by Prof. Roman Garnett. I was also briefly advised by Prof. Sanmay Das while he was at WashU. Prior to this, I received a double degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, with a minor in Philosophy from DePauw University. My research interests are in Bayesian machine learning, active search, and decision-making under uncertainty.

I am also an avid programmer and a Python enthusiast. Aside from research, I often write about data science, scientific computing, and Python programming.

My CV, last updated in March 2020, can be found here.

Recent news

December 2020: My first research paper on fair resource allocation was accepted into the Main Track of AAAI 2021!

October 2020: The first ever PyMCon was held and a great success. It was a pleasure chairing the Program Committee.

August 2020: Two books that I was a co-author of, The Statistics and Calculus with Python and The Reinforcement Learning Workshop, have been published.

March 2020: I had a great time meeting our prospective students on visiting day at WashU. Check out our Ph.D. programs in Computer Science and Computational & Data Sciences if you are considering doing a PhD.

March 2020: Another online learning project that I took part in designing just got published: the Python Security Micro Degree from EC-Council. (The prominent Python programming author Cody Jackson was part of the team.)

[Last updated in February 2021]