Honors & Awards

  • Exceptional Academic Performance Award, PBS, UCSB (2022)
  • Abdullah & Marjorie R. Nasser Memorial Scholarship Fund Award, PBS, UCSB (2022)


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2027 (expected)

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • BS in Psychological & Brain Sciences, 2022

    University of California, Santa Barbara

Project Lead

How does the brain extract relevant visual features from the rich, dynamic visual input that typifies active exploration, and how does the neural representation of these features support visual navigation?

Project Affiliate

What do visual prosthesis users see, and why? Clinical studies have shown that the vision provided by current devices differs substantially from normal sight.

Understanding the visual system in health and disease is a key issue for neuroscience and neuroengineering applications such as visual prostheses.


We introduce two computational models designed to accurately predict phosphene fading and persistence under varying stimulus conditions, cross-validated on behavioral data reported by nine users of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System.

We retrospectively analyzed phosphene shape data collected form three Argus II patients to investigate which neuroanatomical and stimulus parameters predict paired-phosphene appearance and whether phospehenes add up linearly.

We introduce a multimodal recurrent neural network that integrates gaze-contingent visual input with behavioral and temporal dynamics to explain V1 activity in freely moving mice.