I work at NBCUniversal Media Labs as a machine learning research developer currently investigating various asepcts of media content understanding with deep learning.
I'm a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Imaging Science. My focus was in computer vision/machine learning and I completed an immersion in computational linguistics.
At RIT I was a member of the Machine and Neuromorphic Perception Laboratory (kLab) as part of the VQA (Visual Question Answering) team and also the Computational Linguistics and Speech Processing (CLASP) lab. I love exploring research and applications of deep learning for visual understanding and multimodal scene understanding.
Located in Springfield, Illinois, this is where I went to high school. I was on the varsity wrestling team for three years and also did over 100 hours of volunteer service in the community.
This is where I completed my undergrad studies. I graduated with a BS in Imaging Science (focus on Computer Vision) and an Immersion in Computational Linguistics. When I had free time I spent it playing intramural sports like soccer, frisbee, and especially basketball.
I started working as an undergraduate research assistant in kLab starting in the summer after my junior year. I worked under Dr. Christopher Kanan as part of the VQA team and developed one of the first video QA datasets of its kind along with a new full video QA model that included a novel video feature embedding architecture.
Currently I work as a machine learning research developer in an R&D group at NBCUniversal.