bio-picI graduated from Case Western Reserve University in the Spring of 2012, where I received a BSE in Computer Engineering. I joined the Nanoscape Research Lab in 2010, where my primary focus was reconfigurable computing architectures. I developed a multi-FPGA-based emulation platform to functionally verify the spatio-temporal MAHA architecture, along with some software tools for programming. I also worked on GPU (CUDA) implementations of various benchmark kernels for comparison with our architecture.

I received my MS from Case Western in January 2016, where my thesis tied in with my work as a Biomedical Engineer with Advanced Platform Technology at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. For this, I developed Context Aware Thresholding (CAT), a novel algorithm for the real-time analysis and event classification of single-sensor bladder pressure signals. This work has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for many people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), for which urinary incontinence can be a major problem. The algorithm has since been validated in a prospective study with a human subject. I also developed custom FPGA hardware and microcontroller software used in various experiments. Most recently, I have designed and implemented an ultralow-power custom data compression algorithm for on-chip bladder pressure compression. For this work, I received a Best Paper Award in the 12th IEEE BioCAS Conference.

Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Florida as part of the Florida Institute for Cyber Security. My research interests include reconfigurable computing (especially domain-specific accelerators), biomedical signal/image processing, hardware security, and neuromorphic computing. I will be graduating in Summer 2017, and I have recently accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida beginning Fall 2017!

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, photography (usually with the hiking!), and playing guitar and piano.