I am a Computer Science PhD student advised by Prof. Nilah Ioannidis. I work on problems at the intersection of machine learning and computational genomics. More specifically, I am interested in understanding and controlling gene expression by building prediction models that can be used to understand the regulatory functions of sequences and for interpreting the effects of genomic variants. I also work on understanding splicing and its regulation. My broader research goals are to use machine learning to understand, diagnose and treat human diseases. I worked on problems in natural language processing and computational neuroscience before starting my PhD.