I am a research scientist at Yahoo! Research in Santa Clara, CA, where I investigate techniques for automatically indexing, searching, and managing digital image and video collections with Malcolm Slaney. I received a Ph.D. degree in 2009 in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, where I conducted research in the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab under the direction of Prof. Shih-Fu Chang. I also hold B.S. (2003) and M.S. (2005) degrees, both in EE from Columbia University.

My research has received several awards and honors. I was co-author of a paper awarded the IBM Student Paper Award at ICIP in 2004. In 2006, I was co-author of a paper nominated for the Best Paper Award at ACM Multimedia. Most recently, in October 2007, I was invited as part of a group of 8 top senior Ph.D. students in the multimedia field to participate in the IBM Watson Emerging Leaders in Multimedia Workshop.

In the past, I have worked as an intern at Yahoo! Research Berkeley with Mor Naaman, contributed to the Mapping Meetings project under Prof. Dan Ellis, and developed a Robotic In-Vivo Imaging Device under Prof. Peter Allen.