I'm a machine learning engineer, researcher, and empathic polymath.

I began my career researching how humans learn at Harvard's Lab for Developmental Studies and at Harvard Medical School. I then moved to NYC to train at the Merce Cunningham Studio, and spent several years working as a contemporary dancer and conducting independent research with support from Movement Research and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance.   

I now help machines and people learn, move, play, and live together. These days I'm excited about deep reinforcement learning, nature-inspired intelligence and design in soft robotics, and the dynamics and applications of swarm intelligence algorithms.

When not collaborating on projects, I enjoy writing and giving talks where I wave my hands around and get folks excited about math, beauty, chaos, nature, diversity, and awesome discoveries from the histories of human inquiry.

Technical Toolkit: Python, C++, scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Pandas, Numpy, MongoDB, SQL, iPython, Unity, MuJoCo, git, vim