I am a recent graduate from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in computer science. I am passionate about coding, game design, graphic design, and art. I am experienced in machine learning, web and game development, cartooning, and illustrating.

Projects

Virtual Reality Motion Controller

Summary

The VR motion controller project is still under works. Currently, a prototype controller to allow in-game movement and enhance the VR experience is being tested. As the project progresses, more information will be revealed, but for now it's under wraps.

Tractor Beam Terror

Summary

Tractor Beam Terror is an 8-bit 2D platformer reminiscent of classic arcade games. Players take control of a UFO and try to abduct animals while dodging planes.

Screenshots

Comic Paste

Summary

Comic Paste is a website for cartoons, artwork, and games. The site features my own artwork and graphics. View cartoons from the site in the graphics section.

Images

Link

http://comicpaste.com

Heal

Summary

Heal provides quick and easy medical advice for the 21st century. No need to speak to a doctor or look up your symptoms online. Users can just message a professional through their phone, and they will be connected to a doctor immediately. Heal does not require internet access and will even define medical terminology using Wolfram technology.

Link

https://devpost.com/software/promptme

Git Motivated

Summary

Git Motivated is a web app that tells you how many calories you would burn and how much money you would save if you walked, biked, or ran instead of driving to a particular location. Just input your starting and ending location to see the difference you can make by ditching your car and getting some exercise.

Link

https://devpost.com/software/git-motivated

Likefai

Summary

Likefai is a web app that suggests photos for users to post on Instagram. Using image recognition software, Likefai determines what types of photos you normally post and which ones are more popular among your followers and then suggests new photos from your album to post.

Link

https://devpost.com/software/likefai

Graphics

Everwell Pasadena

Summary

During an web and graphics internship at Everwell Pasadena, I designed graphic icons for several of the company's intern groups and created mockups for several webpages of the company's management system. The intern group logos were used as icons for group chats while the website mockups were used to design components of the management system, which was under construction at the time.

Intern Group Icons

Website Mockups

Cartoons

Summary

As a pastime, I enjoy drawing cartoons, which are hosted on my website, comicpaste.com. These cartoons are inspired by artists such as Gary Larson, the Oatmeal, and Cyanide & Happiness. To view more drawings, visit the link below.

Gallery

Link

http://comicpaste.com

Games

Summary

For my most recient game, Tractor Beam Terror, I created a series of images to populate the app. The start screen backdrop was inspired by 1950s movie posters, while the rest of the app is meant to resemble classic arcade games. Backgrounds, sprites, and other designs were all crafted in Photoshop.

Artwork

Publications

A Prolific Catalyst for Selective Conversion of Neat Glycerol to Lactic Acid

Abstract

We report the synthesis and reactivity of a very robust iridium catalyst for glycerol to lactate conversion. The high reactivity and selectivity of this catalyst enable a sequence for the conversion of biodiesel waste stream to lactide monomers for the preparation of poly(lactic acid). Furthermore, experimental data collected with this system provide a general understanding of its reactive mechanism.

Link

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.5b02732

A Prolific Catalyst for Dehydrogenation of Neat Formic Acid

Abstract

Formic acid is a promising energy carrier for on-demand hydrogen generation. Because the reverse reaction is also feasible, formic acid is a form of stored hydrogen. Here we present a robust, reusable iridium catalyst that enables hydrogen gas release from neat formic acid. This catalysis works under mild conditions in the presence of air, is highly selective and affords millions of turnovers. While many catalysts exist for both formic acid dehydrogenation and carbon dioxide reduction, solutions to date on hydrogen gas release rely on volatile components that reduce the weight content of stored hydrogen and/or introduce fuel cell poisons. These are avoided here. The catalyst utilizes an interesting chemical mechanism, which is described on the basis of kinetic and synthetic experiments.

Link

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11308