Cupertino High School Class of 2019

I am a junior at Cupertino High School pursuing a career at the crossroads of computer science, electronics engineering, and healthcare. I strive to build compelling products, design clean user experiences, and learn about new technologies. My current research focus is application-driven bioinformatics powered by machine learning.


United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Data scientist and machine learning specialist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital. Currently working on a research project in collaboration with Stanford University.

Boy Scouts of America

Current Life Scout in Troop 407 from Cupertino with over 40 merit badges, from Fishing to Electronics. Inducted into the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scout honor society, in November 2015.

Cupertino FBLA

Leading 250+ members in the competitive events offerend by the FBLA-PBL organization, from business law to graphic design to e-business. Currently at the "Business" level for the Business Achievement Awards offered by FBLA.


Developing free & open source iOS curriculum for, a teaching initiative by techlab. Taught iOS students a variety of concepts, from maps to database management.
Summer 2016

Tino Entrepreneurs

Founder and current president of Tino Entrepreneurs, Cupertino High School's entrepreneurship club. Tino Entrepreneurs is an MIT Launch club that helps students start businesses and compete against each other in a pitch format.

Cupertino Speech & Debate

Award winning parliamentary debater and Extemperaneous speaker. Designed and built for Cupertino High School Speech & Debate. Currently in the Varsity division for both events.

Featured Projects

  • Summit

    Summit is an iOS app that summarizes the daily news. It helps busy people read the news in a matter of seconds. It has over 13,000 downloads and won me a Apple Scholarship to the World Wide Developer Conference in 2016. It also won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge in the CA-17 (Silicon Valley) district.
  • Swift, Alamofire, Natural Language Processing
  • Demo Video | App Store | Website | Devpost
  • Dermyx

    Dermyx uses machine learning for bring rapid melanoma diagnosis on a desktop and mobile app. Dermyx was the only high school based team, competing against university medical and CS students at Stanford health++ 2016. Dermyx won two awards: the IBM Watson Grand Prize and Global Oncology Grand Prize.
  • Swift, IBM Watson, Electron
  • Devpost
  • Agora

    Agora is a mobile application that enables clubs on campus to fundraise money by holding digital yardsales. It was built for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) 2017 Mobile Application Development competition, winning 1st place in California.
  • Swift, Firebase, Facebook SDK
  • Github | Website | Devpost

Research & Publications

Utilizing Smartphone-Based Machine Learning in Medical Monitor Data Collection: Seven Segment Digit Recognition

Demo Video
Published in the Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium
Biosnap on the App Store

A Machine Learning Model for Essay Grading via Random Forest Ensembles and Lexical Feature Extraction through Natural Language Processing

Read Paper


  • Apple SDK (with Swift)
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Python/Node.js for Server Development
  • Git & Github
  • Firebase
  • Java
  • Web APIs
  • OpenCV
  • Python
  • LaTeX
  • Keras
  • Scikit Learn
  • Unix & Bash
  • Data Visualization
  • AWS EC2 + Lambda
  • Sketch
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Unity 5 Game Engine
  • Spanish (limited proficiency)
Currently Learning
  • Electron
  • PyTorch
  • C++
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino
  • Data analysis with Octave, Matlab, & R


Recognition Sponsor Date Accomplishment Link
Recognized as a "Young Innovator to Watch" at CES 2018 Living in Digital Times Jan. 2018 for Theia Award Page
FBLA Nationals 2nd Place in Mobile Application Development FBLA-PBL June 2017 for Agora Devpost
2017 Apple WWDC Scholarship Recipient Apple Inc. May 2017 for Zookeeper Github
HSHacks III: Best use of Redis and Healthcare Datasets Redis + John Snow Labs Mar. 2017 for Vitruvian Devpost
California FBLA 1st Place in Mobile Application Development California FBLA Apr. 2017 for Agora Devpost
Congressional App Challenge 2017: Overall Winner CA-17 Silicon Valley District Feb. 2017 for Summit Devpost
Stanford health++ 2016 Global Oncology Grand Prize Global Oncology Nov. 2016 for Dermyx Devpost
Stanford health++ 2016 IBM Watson Grand Prize IBM Nov. 2016 for Dermyx Devpost
Saratoga Teen Hackathon: Most Difficult to Build App Saratoga Library Sep. 2016 for Foodini Github
2016 Apple WWDC Scholarship Recipient Apple Inc. May 2016 for Summit Devpost
California FBLA 1st Place in Computer Game & Simulation Programming California FBLA Apr. 2016 for Pathogen Github
Los Altos Hacks: Top 5 Projects Los Altos Hacks Mar. 2016 for Mercari Devpost
Congressional App Challenge 2016: 'Most Appealing App Design' CA-17 Silicon Valley District Feb. 2016 for Ingenium Github
Make Hacks 3rd Place + Lyft Tour Make School + Lyft Nov. 2015 for ResQ Devpost

Events I've Attended

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