I am currently a Master’s student in Applied Statistics at New York University. Outside of school, I also work as a researcher, advised by Dr. Patrick Shafto, at the Cognitive and Data Science Laboratory, within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers University—Newark.

I completed my undergraduate studies in Biology and Philosophy at Rutgers University and my Honors thesis on age differences in probabilistic category learning from reinforcement under Dr. Mark Gluck at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. After graduating, I continued my research in cognitive neuroscience for two years before moving onto my present work.

Check out my research interests, GitHub account, projects, publications, and blog to get a sense of what I work on these days. You can also find my Curriculum Vitae here.

Research Interests

I am interested in models that convey useful concepts to people and machines.

Causal Inference

  • Counterfactual inference from observational data

Natural Language Processing

  • Neural language models of entailment, modality, and causal induction


  • Bayesian Teaching


  • Vector representation learning (e.g. of words, characters, and dependencies)
  • High dimensional probability density estimation
  • Generative models


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