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I'm an undergrad at the University of
Computer Science, Statistics and Math and
Currently, I research neural ODEs / SDEs, Bayesian neural networks, and
variational inference with David
at the Vector Institute.
I'm also building bigger and more data efficient neural networks with
brilliant researchers at FOR.ai.
For the next academic year, I will be on
first building sparse neural language models
then tackling sim2real transfer in RL and robotics at NVIDIA AI
, and finally bringing large-scale models of human-generated content
to reality at Secant.ai.
In the past, I researched computational genomics with Michael Hoffman
at Princess Margaret Cancer
Research, engineered serverless computing
toolchains at Google Cloud and
disrupted the next generation of carpooling platforms at HiRide.
Check out my research / projects to see what I've been up to, and reach out if you'd
like to chat!
My research interests lie in reinforcement learning, latent
models, and (Bayesian) neural networks..
Earlier on in my life, I was a biology student who engaged with research
ventures mostly in
biotechnology and tissue engineering like
From exploring genetic editing and basic protein biology, to now
developing more robust deep learning systems and network representation
much of my research is about inferring the physical world, exploring the
anomalies of dynamical systems, and generating insights underpinning
We explore the concept of infinite-dimensional stochastic variational inference
in learning the dynamics of continuous-time Neural ODEs with instantaneous noise. Our framework
trains Bayesian neural networks by parameterizing weight uncertainty with stochastic
differential equations (SDEs) and associate efficient gradient-based algorithms.
We also conjecture and derive zero variance gradient estimators to the infinite-dimensional case
as the approximate posterior converges to the true posterior.
We validated the utility of two
next-generation-sequencing assays (ChIP-Exo and ChIP-Nexus) in
exploration of cancer transcriptomes. I implemented
custom bioinformatics pipelines, unsupervised ML algorithms (Segway),
We elucidate the structural role of Podocalyxin,
inspired by the biological signifiance of podocytes in the kidney, now
in maintaining blood brain barrier
integrity under septic shock. Methodology included live animal models,
in vivo cell culture, and electron microscopy.
Research I completed back in high school.
This is how I've learned. I'm an inquisitive individual who always loves
From data mining to open source web development, entrepreneurship to
basic science, I am grateful to have
spent my time gaining and practising new skills to make a positive
impact on myself and others.
With recent headlines showing multiple fatalities from vaping, we sought
a solution that can mitigate nicotine addiction in Juul users. We
the Juul to function with our Gaussian Process prediction model that can
patterns and usage frequency of users, then dynamically adjust the
accordingly. What differentiates our product is the implementation of
where the percentage decrease is customized from user feedback.
Currently in conversation with the Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health to use this device
As part of the 2019 ICLR Reproducibility
Challenge, we implemented this
(later accepted) that
investigated a novel improvement to Equilibrium
Propagation, which is a method of energy based models (EBMs).
DOC is a tool for doctors to receive a second opinion on the diagnosis
of medical conditions directly through patient
interaction in real time through the analysis of the symptoms and
conversations they have with their patients.
Subsequently, DOC streamlines the recommendation for potential ailments
by providing further questions to ask in order
to generate an objective and accurate diagnosis that is wholistic in
1st Place BCGxGoogle Global Engineering Week Hackathon 2019
The SocialBit measures an individual’s social interactions throughout
the day. A glasses-mounted camera detects faces
and references them with an existing database of the user’s friends on
social media platforms. The data is then
visualized in a network plot and chord diagram that showcases the length
and location of one’s interaction, defined as
the points in time in which the friend’s face was within view. The
is a beautiful and insightful display of our
daily social interactions - at the microscale.