I'm a Google / Verily AI researcher working in AI for Social Good. I'm focused on healthcare, accessibility, and speech.
Started two projects that launched internationally (speech recognition and voice recreation for people with medically-impacted speech, and Covid forecasting in Japan). I released one of Big Tech's first AI Fairness reports in Japan for our Covid forecasting model.
Research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Developing product to detect and classify polyps in realtime
Custom video compression for preserving medically relevant video content (NeurIPS 2022 workshop paper: Medical imaging meets NeurIPS)
Superresolution and video compression patents
Exploring metabolomic data as a disease predictor
DeepConsensus sequence transformers for PacBio Circular Consensus Sequencing data
Co-first author on NeurIPS workshop paper describing an on-device, error-correcting, long-read gene sequence called DeepConsensus
Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) announced a new instrument called Revio which DeepConsensus onto the instrument. The Revio machine can sequence 1,300 genomes a year (a 15x increase) for $1,000 per genome (4x cheaper) at the highest quality possible for genome analysis [keyword blog, video describing the instrument, marketing material]
Community reception is very positive: “DeepConsensus will run natively on the Revio instrument and will polish every read that comes off it. If you want a peek of the future, it's right here.” An industry expert highlighted DeepConsensus contributions, including enabling machine runtime to speed up from 30h to 24h.
Covid-19 Forecasting in Japan and the US
Work won VLED Award for enhancing public good with Big Data, received “Feats of Engineering” award from Google Cloud, and I was recognized with a “Citizen Awards: Collaboration Category”
“Visiting Researcher” at Japan’s top-ranked research university, Keio University, in the school of Medicine, to investigate the reliability of large-scale surveys in helping model the spread of COVID-19 [announcement]
Non-text aspects of speech
Uses include fake audio detection (patent), cough detection (patent), and disordered speech detection [paper], and tracking mental wellbeing (patents 2x). Many external academic and start-up collaborators
State-of-the-art paralinguistic representations, applied to better understanding emotion, user intent, and medically-impacted speakers [papers ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5], in ex. ICASSP, Interspeech, and IEEE Signal Processing [patents ex 1, 2, 3]
Work successfully ported to the open source Hugging Face (github)
Accessibility for speech
Princeton BA in Mathematics
Manfred Memorial Manfred Pyka Memorial Physics Prize