Leveraging a interdisciplinary approach to neural systems, I view traditional neuroscience and AI as interconnected facets in a unified pursuit for scientific discovery and sociotechnological progress. My work includes both biological and artificial systems -- as well as mixed artificial-biological neural systems. Check out the interactive figure below to learn more.

My work is driven by both a pure scientific curiosity and hope to aid the conscious experience. I enjoy considering various fields' perspectives -- especially through collaboration -- while using theoretical (e.g. information & control), computational, and experimental tools.

I am fortunate to be advised by Lav Varshney.

"If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts—physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on—remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for."

-Richard Feynman

This is a diagram displaying my core research interests. Click on an area to learn more about my interests and work in the area!

Check out the webpages of my research group and funding sources below!

Augmenting individual and collective intelligence by understanding computation in various forms

NSF NRT-HDR: Data and Informatics Graduate Intern-traineeship: Materials at the Atomic Scale

Mind in Vitro -- Computing with Living Neurons • Synthetic Neurocomputers for Cognitive Information Processing