About Me

I was born in Switzerland, raised in Japan, and have been studying/working in the Boston area for over a decade. I went to Tufts University as an undergraduate double majoring in Computer Science (BS) and International Relations (BA). Having had the good fortunate of being accepted by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), I tackled a PhD in Computer Science. After defending my thesis and leaving the "architectural marvel" that houses the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), I was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI).

While at MIT and CBMI, I pursued research in the field of computational biology. More specifically, my work was related to the statistical analysis of gene expression data. Here we applied data-mining techniques to explore both the relationship of tissues and diseases in the context of a large phenotypic landscape, and feature selection methods to elucidate genes that were most informative for various tissues and diseases. If you'd rather not read those papers, but see me talking about them, you can watch me give my thesis defense.

After my stint as a postdoc, I am now the CTO at ACT.md, a startup that is tackling the problem of care coordination in healthcare. Here I get to geek out and write server code while also thinking about the analytics and statistics we want to deliver to our customers. (Shameless plug, we're always looking for awesome software engineers and UI gurus, so shoot us an email if you are interested.) If you want to know more about my background, please take a look at my CV.

When I'm not slaving away at a computer, I enjoy hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Although the quality of my shots are far from being museum pieces, I also like taking out my camera and taking photos.