A Bit About Me.

I'm an aspiring deep learning researcher working towards mastery both in the field and beyond. My mission is to leverage artificial intelligence to create tangible impact on difficult, real-world problems.

Currently building better knowledge distillation methods to expand neural network reach in low-compute settings for those who need it most.

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What I'm Ultimately Aiming At.

  • 🧪 Producing groundbreaking, field-accelerating AI research.
  • ⚙️ Changing the lives of one billion people by solving critical problems.
  • ✏️ Crafting high-standards, excellent work in all tasks and endeavours.
  • 🌱 Becoming the absolute best possible version of myself possible.

  • “The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” - Marcus Aurelius, Mediations

    What I do.

    Deep Learning Research

    My research interests lie in enhancing the cognitive capabilities of deep neural networks to accelerate technological and humanitarian progress, doing so via mimicking the human learning process through intelligently manipulating and distilling the optimization landscape.

    Machine Learning Specialist @Actionable

    Improving the quality of employee training programs with deep learning. Built + deployed cross-architecture GAN/MLP/XGBoost Recommendation Engine via Flask, Linux, and AWS. Keyword extraction w/LSTMs and Cosine similarity.

    Host Youth STEM Workshops at Innovire

    I volunteer at Innovire, an organization helping mentor underprivileged youth regarding STEM. I've hosted workshops, talks, and hackathons on computing and artificial intelligence - most recently at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

    The Knowledge Society (TKS) Alumni

    A human accelerator with fantastic mentors and a brilliant community. Worked with the US National Committee for UN Women on digital literacy solutions and proposed a winning concept for thermoelectric nuclear reactors as PM for both teams.

    Host the 3 Bucket Podcast

    A podcast based on 3 pillars - technology, productivity, and philosophy. The goal is having deep, insightful, and thought-provoking conversations with inspiring young people.

    This project is currently on hiatus to pursue research interests.

    Found Companies To Solve Problems

    I've worked on a lot of "failed" ventures, each of which 10x-ed my engineering, designing, and problem-solving abilities. Most notable is Crysta, an all-in-one productivity platform for students based on non-invasive energy level tracking to find optimal personal work routines.

    What I've Been Working On.

    A quick look at some of the things I've done. For a complete portfolio, please check this.

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    Team Canada-ISEF + ISEF Finalist Project Presentation (SPRKD)
    Team Canada-ISEF Research Proposal (SPRKD)
    Viewpoint Paper Draft
    Official WAICY Pitch
    Pre-recorded Pitch
    Project Summary and Code
    Project Summary and Code
    Project Summary and Code
    Video Overview
    TKS 2021 Pitch
    GitHub Repo
    2021 TKS Showcase Workshop/Presentation
    Medium Article
    GitHub Repo
    Medium Article
    GitHub Repo
    GitHub Repo
    Medium Article
    Crysta Website
    TKS Moonshot Pitch (Shortened)
    Medium Article
    Medium Article
    Medium Article
    Medium Article
    Medium Article
    UN Rwandan Digital Literacy Proposal
    Instacart Customer Service Proposal
    Workshop Photos
    Workshop Information

    Some Recent News.

    A few accomplishments over the last year! More will be added as they come...


    International Science and Engineering Fair + Team Canada-ISEF Selectee, ISEF 2023

    Selected as 1 of 8 to represent Canada at the 2023 Renegeron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for research and development of SPRKD (Saddle Point Recruitment for Knowledge Distillation). Learn about ISEF here, Team Canada here, and my involvement here.


    Outstanding Research Award Recipient, WAICY 2022

    For work with SPRKD - Saddle Point Reversion for Knowledge Distillation (presently Saddle Point Recruitment for Knowledge Distillation) at the 5th World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth.


    3rd Place SciComm Viewpoint Challenge Winner, SCVC 2022

    For the currently in-review viewpoint paper making the case for leveraging loss landscape properties to enhance knowledge distillation.

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