About Me

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. I am co-advised by Prof. Mike Cafarella and Prof. H. V. Jagadish in the Database Research Group. My current research interests are in database usability, where the goal is to help users query databases more easily without needing to learn complex languages like SQL.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Computer Science in 2011. I worked a couple years following that as a web developer and the first employee of a startup, Seelio (acquired by Keypath Education, now defunct), before starting in my PhD program in the fall of 2014.

I am a believer in Jesus Christ, happily married to my wife Sharon since 2017, an active member of Harvest Mission Community Church, and in my spare time, enjoy trying new foods, 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.