- B.S. Electrical Engineering - Temple University - 2011
- M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - Drexel University - 2013
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Drexel's Music and Entertainment Technology (MET) lab. My research interests include novel musical interfaces, real-time audio processing and synthesis, and machine listening. My experience as an active musician and multi-instrumentalist initially catalyzed my interest in engineering and has lent itself to my pursuit of music technology research.
I am currently working to expand upon the Magnetic Resonator Piano
, a novel augmented acoustic instrument designed by a former MET lab post-doctoral researcher Dr. Andrew McPherson
. My work involves adapting the system to a new type of keyboard sensor, developing an iOS interface for real-time synthesis parameter control, as well as exploring intuitive key gestures for performance and mapping of gestures to electromagnetic string actuation parameters.
- NSF STEM GK-12 Fellowship (2012-present) - I am currently working with several Philadelphia area high schools developing application-driven activities designed to reinforce the science and math curriculum and motivate students to pursue STEM fields by illustrating the connection between technology and the arts.