Bio

Hi! I am a third-year PhD student at USC, working with Professor Joseph J. Lim on deep reinforcement learning for robotics. I completed my undergrad at UC Berkeley, where I worked with Professors Sergey Levine and Dinesh Jayaraman. I have interned at NAVER AI Labs and Horizon Robotics.

My research interests lie in the intersection of deep reinforcement learning and robotics. Specifically, I am interested in improving generalization and sample-efficiency of RL algorithms by injecting inductive biases (e.g., programs), incorporating large offline datasets (e.g., through offline RL), and guiding agents with external knowledge (e.g., large language models).

Interests
  • Deep RL
  • Offline Skill Learning
  • Program Synthesis
  • Robotics
Education
  • CS PhD, 2020 - ?

    USC

  • BA in Computer Science, 2016 - 2020

    UC Berkeley

Recent News

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[4/22/22] I have received the ICLR 2022 highlighted reviewer award (top 8%)!

[12/15/21] Gave a talk at the AIPlans Workshop at NeurIPS 2021!

[10/20/21] One paper is accepted to NeurIPS 2021

Publications

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TripAware: Emotional and Informational Approaches to Encourage Sustainable Transportation via Mobile Applications
ACM BuildSys 2019

Teaching

CSCI 360: Intro to AI (GSI @ USC, Spring 2022):
· Held in-class discussion sections, office hours, created new written homework assignments, wrote test questions, and reconfigured course grading structure to use Gradescope

CSCI 566: Deep Learning (GSI @ USC, Fall 2020):
· Gave 2 lectures (RL for Robotics), advised 6 deep learning project teams, and held office hours

CS 188: Intro to AI (undergraduate GSI @ UC Berkeley, Fall 2019):
· Lead a discussion section and held office hours
· Received a teaching rating of 4.75/5, 0.42 above the department average

CS 170: Intro to CS Theory (course reader @ UC Berkeley, Spring 2019):
· Held office hours and volunteered to write problems for and help run extra sections on difficult material

Service

Reviewing:
· Serving/Served as a reviewer for CoRL 2022, ICML 2022, ICLR 2022 (highlighted reviewer award, top 8%), NeurIPS 2021 (outstanding reviewer award, top 8%), CoRL 2021, ICLR 2021, ICLR SSL-RL Workshop 2021, IEEE ITSC 2019

Irvine ML Organization:
· Serving as a principal advisor for Irvine ML Org, which teaches high schoolers about ML in Irvine, CA