I am currently a research scientist at Google in Cambridge, MA.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I worked in the Interactive Systems Design Lab (ISDL), advised by Les Atlas and James Pitton. My dissertation work was on how to combine interpretable statistical models of audio and other sequential data with deep learning. During my Ph.D., I also interned at Microsoft Research and with the Speech & Audio group at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL).


  • University of Washington, Seattle 2012-2017
    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2017
    M.S. Electrical Engineering 2014

  • University of Colorado Boulder 2005-2010
    B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
    B.A. English Literature

Research Interests

  • Audio signal processing
  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning
  • Statistical modeling of audio and other nonstationary time series