Education

  • August 2019 - current

    Yale University

    Ph.D. in Computer Science · Yale Social Robotics Lab · Advisor: Brian Scassellati
    Current project: Cognitive Appraisal Interventions for Buffering the Emotional Effects of Isolation · Advisors: Marynel Vazquez and Brian Scassellati

    •   Cognitive Modeling
    •   Human-Robot Interaction
  • August 2019 - May 2020

    Yale University

    M.Sc. in Computer Science en-route · Yale Social Robotics Lab
    Project: Discovering the Neural Mechanisms of Dyadic Social Communication using Human-Robot Interaction · Advisor: Brian Scassellati

    •   Theoretical Machine Learning
    •   Algorithmic & Heuristic Composition
    •   Intelligent Robotics
  • September 2017 - May 2018

    Long Island University

    M.Sc. in Computer Science · Advisors: Mohammed Ghriga and Ping-Tsai Chung
    Theses: An Adaptive & Integrative Knowledge Base Expert Suite for the Screening of Intellectual Disabilities; The Relationship Between Handwriting & Reading in Autism

    •   Artificial Intelligence
    •   Machine Learning Theory
  • September 2017 - May 2018

    Long Island University

    B.Sc. Honors in Computer Science · Advisor: Christopher League

    •   Programming Languages

Experience

  • June 2020 - September 2020

    Visting Lecturer

    Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

    Designed and taught two courses: Advanced Robotics and Advanced Robotics Lab

  • December 2018 - August 2019

    Assistant Dean for Research & Curriculum Development

    Long Island University

    MSRE/MS in Urban Development @ LIU Brooklyn School of Business, Public Administration, & Information Sciences
    Designed the curriculum for the first graduate real-estate program in Brooklyn and Long Island

  • May 2018 - August 2019

    Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

    Long Island University

    Courses designed and taught
    • Spring 2019 · LIU BUS 110 · Business Information Systems
    • Spring 2019 · LIU CS 102 · Programming in C++
    • Spring 2019 · LIU CS 117 · Advanced Topics in Programming
    • Fall 2018 · LIU CS 102 · Programming in C++
    • Fall 2018 · LIU CS 101 · Fundamentals of Computer Science, co-designed with Christopher League
    • Summer 2018 · LIU CS S · Summer Honors Institute Coding Academy

    Board Member of LIU Brooklyn & U.S. Department of Education Early College Initiative (ECI)

  • June 2016 - July 2019

    Software Developer

    Legal Tech & Information Goverance Divison · Consolidated Edison Company of New York

    Compliance Tracking Systems
    Programming lead for RSA Archer GRC Solution, Data Manager, and feed parser systems for cradle-to-grave tracking of change management, operational risk, and compliance items

    Governance, Risk, and Compliance Solution
    Advising on and consolidating workflows of compliance procedures and functional requirements for 64+ departments on the regulatory entities of the industry

    Data Management Tools
    Engineered intelligent web-scrapers and cross-file translators that expedited data population efforts by 85%

    Software Risk Prediction
    Principal researcher for a software risk prediction method for enterprise management applications based on security metrics and the case-studies of various project management approaches (Agile, Rational Unified Process, PRINCE2, ISO/1EC15504’s SPICE and Extreme Project Management) · Advisor: Dr. Anandi Singh, Ph.D.

  • July 2017 - July 2019

    Software Developer & Administrator

    Business Ethics & Compliance · Consolidated Edison Company of New York

    Business Conduct Systems
    Responsible for the configuration, and reliable operation of standards of business (SBC) conduct training systems and the Conflict-Of-Interest tracking system

    Process Automation and Testing
    Engineered software robots for process automation and software testing, sentiment analysis and opinion mining plugins for non-programmer’s use through the MS Office Suite, and text-identification tools for training assessments

Awards

2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF-GRFP is a prestigious grant awarded to approximately < 10% of student applicants pursuing research-based graduate degrees.

$46,000 x 3 yrs · Discovering the neural mechanisms of dyadic social interaction using human-robot interaction


Yale SRL article Yale CS article NSF-GRFP Awardee List NSF-GRFP Award Info
2020 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

The Ford Fellowship is a competitive grant awarded to < 5% of Ph.D. or Sc.D. students applicants by the National Academics of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

$27,000 x 3 yrs · Discovering the neural mechanisms of dyadic social interaction using human-robot interaction


FFPF Award Info
2020 ACM Computing Research Association Conference Grant

CRA-WP annual conference aims to engage and increase the participation of individuals from additional underrepresented groups in the graduate computing research community.

New Orleans, Lousiana, USA · April 14 - 20, 2020 (postponed)


CRA-WP website
2018 Faculty Award, Long Island University

Presented by the LIU Brooklyn Department of Business, Public Administration, & Information Science faculty board

2018 Undergraduate Excellence Award, Long Island University

Awarded to top undergraduate student in the LIU Brooklyn Department of Business, Public Administration, & Information Science

2018 Best Paper, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) R1 Conference

An Adaptive & Integrative Knowledge Base Expert Suit for the Screening of Intellectual Disabilities

Service

Program Committee Member

2018 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Their Applications (IEEE)
2018 International Conference on Trustworthy Systems and Their Applications (IEEE)
2018 International Conference on Dependable Computing and Internet of Things (IEEE)
2018 International Conference on Creative Lifestyle Computing (IEEE)
                           International Symposium on Art-Science-Architecture
                           International Symposium on Art-Science-Architecture

Journal Referee

2019 — Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (JADD)
2019 — International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction (IJCCI)
2019 — IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (IEEE-TCDS)
2019 — SAGE Journal of Autism (SAGE-JoA)
2018 — International Journal of Creative Computing (IJCrC)

Member

2018 -         Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
2018 - 2020 ACM Computer Science Teachers Association
2017 - 2019 Institute of Physics (IOP) Computational Physics Group
2017 - 2019 LIU IEEE Computer Society
2017 - 2019 LIU Student Branch for Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society