I am currently a Master's student at the University of Waterloo working with Graham Taylor and Bryan Tripp. I am part of the NeuroRobotics Lab and the Machine Learning Research Group. My research aims to develop a better understanding of artificial and biological neural processes.
I am generally interested in the interplay of computational neuroscience, machine learning and optimization. My current focus is on modeling certain statistical mechanisms that occur in the brain's visual stream.
Before coming to graduate school, I majored in Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. During my undergrad, I did research in machine learning with Hamid Tizhoosh and Dana Kulić, and in combinatorial optimization with Stephen Smith. I've worked with the Search and Advertising teams at A9 and more recently, at Morpheus Labs where I was advised by Shimon Whiteson and João Messias. Outside of research, I enjoy playing soccer, squash and cooking. I grew up in Muscat, Oman.