I am a PhD candidate in the Stanford AI Lab working with Sebastian Thrun. I am most interested in working on high-risk projects where I can build technology that has a chance of positively impacting society. Before this I studied EE&CS at Berkeley and did a honors thesis in Neuroscience. At Berkeley I spent two wonderful years at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience working on generative models and unsupervised learning algorithms. After Redwood I trained neural nets with the IQEngines and LookFlow teams as a part of the Flickr Visionteam.
In a past life I dropped out of high school to found a healthcare startup in Pakistan. It ultimately did not succeed but it picked up some awards and numbers along the way. Afterwards, I moved to Southern California and worked at another startup while taking courses at community college. I transferred from community college to Berkeley.