Navigating by starlight is a bit of an uncommon skill in modern times. Once, people needed only a few sighting tools and a fixed point in the sky to orient themselves. Now, it almost seems as though we are lost without a constellation of advanced satellites in the sky telling us where we are. Throughout the past decade and a half, we’ve gone from memorizing our friends’ home phone numbers to tagging them on Instagram; from knowing our streets and paths by heart to using turn-by-turn navigation to travel a mile. Are we more connected than ever before, with our never-ending conversations and wireless data networks? Or are we isolated points in the global sea, like stars in the night sky — so close, and yet so incredibly far?
I'm currently a software engineer at Dropbox. Previously, I studied computer science at Columbia University, did a couple internships (at D.E. Shaw, Dropbox, and Amazon), and worked in robotics under Prof. Peter Allen. I'm generally interested in robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. I spend my free time experimenting with new technologies and learning as much as I can. Some of my other interests are reading, photography, music, and the outdoors, though not necessarily in that order.