In graduate school I worked under the guidance of two exceptional scientists in the fields of machine learning (Prof. Geoffrey Hinton) and behavioral science (Prof. Adam Anderson). I developed the first deep neural networks that could recognize and generate facial expressions, and showed how statistical regularities learned by these computational models predict elements of human perception. My work was featured in high impact journals including Nature Neuroscience and Science and in top computer vision conferences.
I co-founded Emotient in 2012, a startup focused on realtime perception of human behavior, which was acquired by Apple in 2016.