A robotics engineer and a fine artist based in San Francisco, California. I enjoy innovating and creating, building self-driving software, and solving highly complex technical problems. Since I was a kid, I’ve also been drawn to the world of creative arts, like painting and writing. You can find my artwork here and my blog here.
I work as a Senior Software Systems Engineer at Cruise, a robotaxi startup currently developing an L4 autonomy systems. I want to help push the boundaries of AI and robotics towards the world’s first L5 technology, as I believe it’s a fundamental change to a much safer and more sustainable earth, for all.
I was previously at Tesla for nearly 4 years, where I helped the Autopilot team launch Full Self-Driving feature (FSD-beta) back in 2020. Prior to that, I worked as a machine learning researcher at NASA working on climate change models and the United Nations on supply chain optimizations for reducing malnutritions in Subsaharan Africa.
I completed an M.S. in Data Science at Columbia University, with a focus on Machine Learning, and a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Statistics from Georgia Tech (summa cum laude) at 19, where I secretly took PhD engineering courses and fell in love with statistical learning theory.
I guess they’re right when they say curiosity killed the cat–naiveté too actually–but satisfaction somehow always brought it back to life. So there goes my top rule for a fulfilling life: “Follow your curiosity” :).
When I’m not creating, I love learning about different cultures and philosophies around the world. Whether it is through communities, volunteering, or living in another country temporarily. Among 23 countries traversed, I had thoroughly enjoyed adventuring life like a local in France, Brazil, and South Africa for a couple months. I hope I don’t just get to see the world, but to also connect with those in different corners of the globe.
Take care and keep slaying!