2015 - Present

Graduate student in Computer Science, Stanford University

I am currently a graduate student in the Computer Science department at Stanford University. My current focus is on Artificial Intelligence, and a summary of my work is available here. Some of my completed coursework includes Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, Natural Language Understanding, Computational Imaging, and Structure of Biomolecules and Cells.

2011 - Present

Software & Systems Engineer at Intel Corporation

Although I can't disclose specifics, my work has involved: camera design, development of novel computer vision algorithms, technical leadership, user experience design, system prototyping, conference presentations and due diligence work for start-up acquisitions.

In the course of this role, I've worked on real-time GPGPU algorithms, machine learning, object classifiers, camera pose estimation and novel filtering techniques. As part of a small research team, I won the Best Poster award at ACM SIGGRAPH i3D. I've also had the opportunity to work on technical demonstrations that have been showcased at CES 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015, and 2016. Certain portions of my work at Intel, which have been publicly announced, are listed here.

2009 - 2011

B.S. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

I worked as a researcher in the EE department, focusing on wireless sensor network hardware and firmware design in Professor Kris Pister's group. There I worked along with Dr. Thomas Watteyne, Dr. Anita Flynn & Dr. Ankur Mehta; my contributions to those projects are summarized here. While there, my coursework was a blend of traditional EE and traditional CS courses, included Signals & Systems, Embedded Systems, Control Systems, Microelectronics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Security, Operating Systems, Probability & Random Processes and Philosophy of Technology. My senior design project was on collaborative robot state estimation. While at Berkeley, I joined the engineering honor societies IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, serving as an officer in the latter.

2007 - 2009

Student at University of California, Davis, studying Economics & Computer Science

Relevant coursework included Data Structures, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Chemistry, and two courses in Computer Architecture.

Short Biography

Born in 1989, to Russian parents living in Yalta, in Crimea. I immigrated to the United States as a refugee in 1993. Taking residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, I attended San Ramon Valley High School in California and graduated in 2007 with high honors. I'm an avid fan of books and my favorite authors include David Foster Wallace, Feodor Dostoevsky and George Orwell. I spend my weekends cooking, baking (e.g. peach pie, apricot pie, adzuki bean cupcakes), hiking and biking.