I am a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford's CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), where I try to teach machines how to understand and make music. I am able to unite my various interests and research at the intersection of music, media, art, and technology. Currently, I am most interested in neural networks/machine learning/AI, MIR (music information retrieval), spatial audio, algorithmic/generative composition, and multimedia improvisational systems.

I previously received the MA in Music, Science and Technology, also from CCRMA at Stanford University. I’m a graduate of the University of Virginia, where I earned a B.S. in physics, with a concentration in computational physics and a minor in anthropology.

I’m an avid guitar player and musician, and had been composing, playing, and recording in New York for the six years before I came out west. (Check out some of that old music!)