I am a PhD student in the EE Department at Stanford University and advised by Professors Ada Poon and James Zou. I develop algorithms in statistical machine learning, particularly with applications to public health and biology. What am I currently thinking about? Shuffled data, contrastive learning, and similar topics.

My Story

I was born in 1993 in Karachi, Pakistan, but moved to the United States when I was 1 year old. I lived in the Midwest for several years, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia (with a detour in Little Rock, Arkansas), where I went to Walton High School.

I went to MIT for my undergrad, where I majored in electrical engineering and computer science (6-2, B.S. ’15). During my undergraduate years, I did research with Professor Joel Voldman on neural probes, and with Professors Thomas Heldt and George Verghese, where I developed a new way to assess lung function using capnography. I also completed a Master’s (6-2, M. Eng ’16) with Professor Robert Langer and Dr. Giovanni Traverso to build wireless communication and powering systems for ingestible electronics.

If you see something wrong, fix it with your hands. If you can’t do that, then speak out to correct it. If you can’t do that, then know in your heart that it is wrong – that is the very minimum of faith. – Muhammad (ﷺ)