MIT Bachelor of Science (2015), MIT Master of Engineering (2017).
Currently a research affiliate at MIT CSAIL under Gerald Sussman.
I am fascinated by the question of how the mind works, and I believe that Artificial Intelligence can give us insightful answers, by formulating theories of mental process as testable computational models. My research interests include: compositionality and languages of thought, implementation of time and space in complex systems (systems that can have compound thoughts in time), symbolic emergence from perceptual features, cognitive architectures, functional theories of the mind, computational models of mental representations.
I tend to gravitate towards big questions, and approach them from an engineering (how-to instead of what-is) and computational perspective. I’m also interested in the nature of the universe, complexity (from origin of order to building complex systems out of modular simpler parts, including biological ones) and emergence, and flexible self-organizing programming/engineering (DNA to phenotype, single cell to multicellular animal), etc.