I'm a PhD student in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. I'm advised by Edith Law, and am a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. In the past, I've held research internships at both Microsoft Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Before joining Waterloo, I was a research scientist in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford.

My research examines how conversational systems (e.g., chatbots, personal assistants) can help people reach their personal goals. How can these systems help individuals escape the stress of work? How can these systems help people make important discoveries? How can these systems help us live healthy lives?

Before starting my PhD, I helped design and build a variety of computational tools that augment the traditional practice of studying ancient manuscripts. These tools include Ancient Lives, Proteus, and Greek-BLAST.