I am a Ph.D. student at Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington, advised by Professor Yejin Choi. I earned B.A. in Computer Science and B.A. in Mathematics from Colby College. During my undergraduate studies, I worked on Smart Primer at Stanford University HCI group.

My primary fields of study are artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP). I’m intrigued to make wild imaginations come true by building AI & orchestrate mathematical and philosophical rigor to tackle real-world needs & understand the charms, mysteries, and peculiarities of humans. Thus, my current research focuses on the co-evolution of AI and humanity: how to build better AI by taking inspiration from humans and how to gain valuable insights into humans by advancing AI.

My long-term research goal is threefold: (1) Computationally investigating meaningful & engaging phenomena in humans and society to add new insights to humanity. (2) Inventing and engineering better AI by bridging language, multimodal information, human cognitions, behaviors, philosophical insights, world knowledge, mathematical formulations, etc., through an interdisciplinary lens. (3) Advancing AI applications to boost positive social impact.

I’m forever thankful to people who have mentored me in the past and at present. Thus, for undergrads interested in my work and who want to take a stab at research, feel free to reach out to me.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2026 (expected)

    University of Washington

  • B.A. in Computer Science (Summa Cum Laude), 2019

    Colby College

  • B.A. in Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude), 2019

    Colby College