Undergraduate Researcher, USC TeamCore Group September 2008 – present
Researcher on the USC Landroids Project to deploy Distributed Constraint Optimization Algorithms (DCOP) on robots in a mesh network to maximize global signal strength over all the robots based on local constraints.
Using machine learning techniques to determine which DCOP algorithms are ideal for different graph structures in the mesh network. Working to extend the results this semester for a group publication.
Recipient of a Merit Research Scholarship from the University.
Participant in USC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2009.
Undergraduate Researcher, USC Brain Project, January 2009 – present
Completed CSCI 564, a graduate class on computational brain modeling and applications to artificial intelligence.
Working to extend existing computational models of the mirror system to understand how the brain processes one’s own tool use as well as understands the tool use of others.
Student Associate in Artificial Intelligence, SRI International, Menlo Park. June 2008 – August 2008
Created several java components for the DARPA-sponsored CALO project in the general area of applying artificial intelligence techniques to the problem of information overload and personal information management.
Utilized natural language processing algorithms to extract named entities and create summary of informal text bodies.