I am a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a visiting scholar at National Acoustic Laboratories. Previously, I attended Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University where I received a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering and completed graduate studies in Hearing and Speech Sciences, respectively. I received a Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in August 2011 and continue to work towards a Doctor of Philosophy.
My research interests are generally in the areas of signal processing and biomedical engineering applied to the human auditory system. I am interested in developing innovative, physiologically-inspired audio processing techniques for cutting-edge amplification devices. Currently, I am working under the advisement of Christopher J. Rozell at Georgia Tech to investigate how we can exploit sparsity for speech denoising and channel selection. Through NSF's GROW program, I am working with Jörg Buchholz at the National Acoustic Laboratories to build a cochlear implant research platform for evaluating signal processing algorithms with cochlear implant recipients in realistic virtual listening environments.
I am supported by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) and Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) programs, and previously, I was supported by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program and the Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship.