I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Saint Louis University, starting in Fall 2019!
I received my B.A. in Environmental Studies: Geoscience from Washington University in St. Louis. I was then hired as a Research Scientist by Dr. Robert Pless, in the Media and Machines Lab at WashU, where my work focused on tools for the calibration and validation of outdoor imagery. I ended up pursuing my M.S. in Computer Science part time while working as a Research Scientist, before decided to pursue my Ph.D.
My Ph.D. dissertation focused on large scale image search approaches to combat human trafficking by recognizing the hotels that victims of human trafficking are photographed. I continued working on this project as a Postdoc at George Washington University, working with Dr. Pless, and funded by the National Institute of Justice.