About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, mentored by Prof. Ras Bodik. My current research is on developing tools to help social scientists and other researchers build ontologies and extract semantic data from the Web without extensive programing training.

Before that, I obtained my PhD from the University of Michigan, co-advised by Prof. Mike Cafarella and Prof. H. V. Jagadish in the Database Research Group. My PhD research was on helping users query relational databases more easily without needing to learn complex languages like SQL.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ, happily married to my wife Sharon since 2017, and in my spare time enjoy trying new foods and writing Yelp reviews, playing acoustic guitar, basketball, and reading books. I love Michigan football (and to a lesser extent, basketball) and hence will be generally preoccupied on Saturdays in the fall season.