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About Me

I am a postdoctoral scholar and Ph.D. graduate in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). I am part of the Networked Dynamical Systems Group under Professor Murat Arcak.

I am also a part-time Lecturer in the EECS department, currently co-teaching CS10: The Beauty and Joy of Computing for the Spring 2016 semester.

-- Graduated in May 2007 with dual B.S. degrees in EECS and Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
-- Graduated in May 2011 with M.S. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley.
-- Graduated in August 2015 with a Ph.D. degree in EECS from UC Berkeley.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in lower division computer science and engineering courses. Experienced in teaching Computer Architecture, Circuits, and Control. Other interests include Programming, Signals and Systems, Dynamics, Embedded Systems, and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

For more details of my teaching record, please see my Teaching page.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in synthetic biology and biological systems analysis. My research projects are in collaboration with the Maharbiz, Arkin, and Keasling groups.

My research focus is on engineered multicellular behaviors in bacteria, particularly pattern formation:
-- Master's Thesis: Exploration of Turing Phenomena in Quenched Oscillator Systems
-- Ph.D. Dissertation: Design and Engineering of Pattern Formation in Gene Expression in Escherichia coli.

For more information on my research projects, see my Research page. For a list of publications, see my Publications page.