I study quantum information, currently trying to extend this paper.

In the past, I’ve thought about quantum state estimation, philosophy of science, computational fluids, and lattice spin systems.

👻 Quantum Applications of an Efficient Solution to Compressive Phase Retrieval (2015)

using signal processing theory in quantum mechanics

presentation slides here

🔦 Applications of Bilinear Control Theory in Nonlinear Spectroscopy (2016)

using light to estimate stuff

presentation slides here

code (as .ipynb, as .pdf)

🚀 shock-front-math (2019)

re-deriving the math behind supernovae

source .tex file here

📐 lakatos (2019)

notes on Imre Lakatos and passionate rationalism

🔮 interstellar-bubbles (2019)

some stars blow themselves a cocoon

🧮 Counting in the XX Model (2019)

at infinite temperature, quantum systems are counting problems

source .tex file here

🔡 algebra-fun (2020)

fun facts about 2x2 real matrices

source .tex file here

◬ steiner systems (2020)

design theory, oh my!

🗺 qc-landscape (2020)

my mind map of the quantum computing research landscape

I went to college at UC Berkeley from 2012-2016. It was awesome.

🔧 MechE Course Guide (2014-15)

map of Cal’s undergrad Mechanical Engineering courses

🥑 studyfruit (2015, revised 2020)

wiki of student materials for UC Berkeley classes

💁 helping TAs conduct video office hours (2015)

solutions for conducting remote office hours

📊 datamap (2016)

resources at UC Berkeley related to data science

🐍 the big deal about Python (2016)

on learning to code and the Python programming language

link to my working group (I was an instructor at D-Lab)

🐻 cal (2019)

reflections on attending UC Berkeley

I’ve played the carillon, a very unusual instrument, since 2012.

🔔 campanile (2014)

leave a virtual message on Cal’s bell tower

with Arun Jandaur, Kate Rakelly, Kevin Chen, for Hack the Bells

🕸️ website for Berkeley Carillon Guild (2016)

carillonist students at Berkeley

🎶 TwitchPlaysMusic (2017)

real-time sheet music generator from Twitch comments

performance clip from the Campanile here

I *adore* puzzles. I learned to write my own when teaching a probability class.

⬛ rubik (2015)

Rubik’s cube simulator and solver

🔢 sudoku (2015)

Sudoku maze generator and solver

🥞 pancakes (2015)

delicious logic problem (see problem 2)

🍽 Goldilocks and the Assistant (2015)

fairy-tale-themed logic problem

🔺 triangles (2016)

counting triangles in bigger triangles

🍻 7-beers-matching (2018)

beer-themed probability problem

source .tex file here

✨ my response to a clean code challenge (2018)

de-mystifying a function to make square spirals

challenge from Thai Pangsakulyanont

🎰 powerball-problem (2020)

what’s the chance of finding your matches?

source .tex file here

🍇 grape-codes (2020)

exploring and playing with JRMF material

source .tex file here

⬣ Tiles of Tantrix (2020)

counting paths passing through hexagons

source .tex file here

I used to work as a software engineer. Programming can be fun!

🌽 maze (2015)

path-finding in random 2D mazes

💰 mystartup (2015)

sarcastic startup tagline generator

👽 SlargNacking (2016)

don’t be happy, be interested

📢 trump_yelling (2017)

twitter analysis of Trump’s ALLCAPS tweets

💓 automata (2018)

simple cellular automata generator

🏃 QWOPPER (2019)

a programmatic interface for QWOP

⏲️ altclock (2020)

experience time differently by counting time differently

🚵 berkeleystreets (2020)

Where have I yet to explore?

🍕 pizza (2020)

my east bay pizza diary

I’ve created many tools with a clear purpose in mind.

🏀 sweet spot (2013)

tool to scout players’ shooting performance

with Leah Dickstein, for Facebook NorCal Regional Hackathon

🎅🏽 secretsanta (2015)

assigns gift-givers for secret santa exchanges

🍄 count-spots (2017)

locating and counting spots in an image

🌈 pleasant-places (2018)

interactive United States map to find pleasant weather

📓 friendlog (2018)

command-line journal for intentional friendship

🦠 ecoli (2020)

analyzing Penobscot River’s E. Coli concentrations

with Angie Reed

🎥 myDiya videos (2020)

for Amit Bansal’s health diary company

I often prototype new ideas. Not everything gets polished.

👨⚕️ CollegeConnect (2014-15)

peer-to-peer computer-to-cellphone mental health app

with Andre Askari, Zachary Zeleznick, winning entry for Accenture Hackathon Games

💬 baton (2015)

answer student questions en masse: they text you, you respond online

🕸️ website for OtterNest (2015)

ideas from a healthcare startup incubator; team has disbanded

🎇 congrats (2018)

playing with a Javascript particle engine

with Ishaan Jain

🌀 spirals (2019)

around and around with Python’s Turtle graphics

movies: spirals1.mp4 (1.5M), spirals2.mp4 (4.2M), spirals3.mp4 (3.0M)

📖 jupyter-diff (2019)

an experiment in version control for Jupyter notebooks

with Saul Shanabrook at a Jupyter Open Studio Day

👨💻 qosf-screening (2020)

a Python challenge with quantum circuits

from the Quantum Open Source Foundation

Free software gets me excited. I’ve maintained Moment.js since 2017.

🤖 moment-bot (2017)

auto-lints pull requests to Moment.js

🔥 flamin’ hot cheetos font (2019)

a flamin’ fontfile and optimized images

from erica du’s nostalgia

🎚 slider for polygons in contact (2019)

beautiful geometric shapes, now interactive

from Yomna’s !!con talk

🔤 github-typo (2019)

fixing typos on GitHub, until I got shut down

🏥 infrastructure for attending (2019)

breathing life into offline documentation for python libraries

mentored by John Purviance at a Jupyter Open Studio Day

🔭 the future of jupyter.org (demo here) (2019)

react+webpack+science

existing website here

✏️ better eraser tool in coco-annotator (2019)

how fast can we fix a bug?

with Ryan Avery

🐑 catan (2019)

play with friends who’ve moved away

with Jesus Garcia

🤧 covid-19 advice (2020)

decision support tools for Kaiser Permanente clinicians

email me for more information

♾️ deploy process for introtcs (2020)

for Boaz Barak’s open-source introductory textbook

*Expect the best possible human from me, but give me grace when I fall short. I might prove you right more often than wrong.*