Aside from photography and design, I love incorporating computer science, ceramics, videography, and other media into my side-projects.
Computer Science Projects
I've worked on several computer science projects, both in my spare time and for class. Below you can find images and descriptions of a few of them:
SafeWalk Search: A routing system that uses AI techniques to find the safest path from point A to point B in San Francisco. The system takes into account the time of day, and also provides settings to handle trade-offs between safety and path length. Built for CS 221: Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques, with two classmates.
Reinforcement Learning for Traffic Optimization: A system that reduces congestion in a traffic grid by optimizing traffic light policies through reinforcement learning. Built for CS 325: Topics in Computational Sustainability, with two classmates.
Code Poetry: I submitted a code poem, The Nightmare, to the Stanford Code Poetry Slam and was invited to perform it. The code depicts a traumatic event that happened in a small Eastern European town. Running the code shows the psychological effects of the trauma many years later in the US. You can view the poem here.
Werewolf Simulator: I got interested in the mechanics of the party game Werewolf (a.k.a. Mafia) and wrote a program to simulate the gameplay and run Monte Carlo simulations.
Computer Science Research
In the summer of 2015 I worked as a computer science research assistant in the Stanford IxD lab. I co-designed and co-built drone:io, a way to communicate directly with drones through gestures via a projected menu. Afterwards, we ran a user study and wrote a paper about the system.
Ceramics is one of my favorite hobbies because it's engaging both artistically and scientifically. What's more, it's a great way to break away from electronics for a few hours.
I created a dashboard for Chicago-based digital consulting company Table XI. The dashboard runs on Sinatra, pulls from various APIs, and displays information like meeting room availability, lunch options, upcoming events, local weather, and a leaderboard of office Fitbit step counts.
Andover Perspective Project
During the spring term of my senior year in high school, I created a documentary about the diversity of identities and perspectives present at my school. The documentary ended up being around a half hour long, and was used by the school both in new international student orientation and to educate dorm proctors and prefects.