Hi, welcome to my blog! I'm a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Berkeley majoring in Computer Science. I currently conduct research on robotics and reinforcement learning with Professor Sergey Levine at the Berkeley AI Research Lab. Over the past three semesters, I was a TA for CS 189 (Machine Learning) with Prof. Shewchuk and later with Prof. Sahai. Currently I am a TA for CS 294-112 (Deep Reinforcement Learning). Please refer to my resume for details.

Why I Blog

I started my blog in Summer 2017, in the hopes of sharing my thoughts on a variety of topics and issues affecting us today. In my blog, I focus mainly on three topics:

Computer Science: My passion for computer science goes back to middle school, when I picked up a Java book and learned about basic programming fundamentals. Later in high school I became interested in CS theory, participating in algorithmic contests such as USA Computing Olympiad and Stanford ProCo. I also took community college courses on various topics such as C++, data structures, and assembly programming. At UC Berkeley I settled my efforts on machine learning (ML) and more specifically, deep reinforcement learning (DRL) for robotics. While this field is still in the research phase, I hope that it will soon advance to the industry phase and become the forefront of autonomous robot technology.

The UC Berkeley Experience: UC Berkeley is a fantastic school that offers a world-class education at a fraction of the cost. It's a lively school with a diverse group of people. Of course, like any other school, it's not perfect and has its quirks as well. In this blog I plan to write about my personal journey at UC Berkeley, from my initial impressions of the school, to the dorm experience, the academics, the social scene, the food choices, the city of Berkeley itself, and what I would have done differently if I started all over again.

Contemporary Society: In the era of the Digital Revolution, much of what we read has been shaped by online media companies. I think it's also important for us to also hear personal stories from people like you and me. A great way to achieve this goal is through online personal blogs that can reach thousands of people. In this blog I plan to share my thoughts on the contemporary world, bringing light to issues that need attention.