I'm a Ph.D. student working with Professor Westley Weimer at the University of Michigan.
My research interest are in software engineering and human studies of programming. My current work investigates the cognitive processes associated with debugging and
and comprehending programs at the pedagogical level. I am interested in learning more about how programmers of various backgrounds code.
Outside of work, I like watching Youtube videos like Good Mythical Morning or catching up with my family.
Activities aside, I am a gluten-free cook and a coffee enthusiast ~
Aug. 2021: Started the CSE Ph.D. at the University of Michigan: Funded by the Rackham Merit Fellowship
May 2021: Graduated from Coe College with a BA in Computer Science and Physics
Cognition and Programming
Functional Neuroimaging – scanning of brain activity – has provided researchers with an
understanding of the relationship between activity in certain brain regions and specific
mental functions, and is being increasingly applied to study cognitive processes of programming.
I believe neuroimaging studies have potential positive implications for pedagogy, such as student
retention and academic support.
Ongoing Project: Investigating Neural and Behavioral Outcomes of Dynamic Debugging