I am a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the College of Information and Computer Science. I work with Dr. Hong Yu in the Bio-NLP group. My research interests are in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

Prior to UMass, I worked as a software developer at Eze Software in Chicago and as an IT Audit Associate for KPMG. I received my Master's Degree in Computer Science at DePaul University, where I worked on projects in Computer Science Education and Recommender Systems. I received my bachelor's degree in IT Management from Universty of Notre Dame, with a minor in Irish Language & Literature.


  1. October 2018: Talk at Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
  2. August 2018: One paper accepted to EMNLP 2018!
  3. August 2018: Two papers accepted to the UAI Uncertainty in Deep Learning workshop!
  4. Summer 2018: Internship with the Amazon Alexa team in Cambridge, MA.
  5. February 2018: Our paper ComprehENotes: Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Patient EHR Note Reading Comprehension was accepted for publication by the Journal of Medical Internet Research!
  6. January 2018: I presented at the first Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop in Tromso, Norway.
  7. December 2017: I passed the CICS Portfolio and am now a PhD candidate!
  8. November 2017: I attended the AMIA Annual Symposium presenting our podium abstract on a new test of Electronic Health Record note comprehension.
  9. October 2017: I was at HCOMP 2017 to present CIFT as a Works in Progress poster.
  10. September 2017: I gave a talk at Notre Dame to the ND Natural Language Processing group. Thanks to Prof. David Chiang for the invitation!


Fall 2018 FYS: Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare


Posters and Abstracts



Below are a few projects that I've worked on, either as part of a class project or on my own time.