Austin was born in San Francisco and has grown up in Bay Area. He is a 4th year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying electrical engineering and computer science (EECS). At Berkeley, he is involved with undergraduate research in a micro-robotics lab as well as a computer vision group. His research interests include deep learning, robotics, and computer vision and especially the intersection of those three subjects. In addition to research, Austin has enjoyed his time as a teaching assistant in an introductory electrical engineering course at Berkeley. Outside of academics, Austin enjoys running, biking, and exploring the outdoors.