I am a 2nd year PhD student at Stanford developing machine learning methods, particularly those with applications to medicine and biology. I am fortunate to have Professor James Zou as my advisor. I am currently thinking about the following kinds of problems:
- How to leverage machine learning to discover biological mechanisms
- How to find diseases that are more likely to occur in certain subpopulations
- How to apply machine learning to shuffled data
- How to to apply machine learning to ultrasound videos
I was born in 1993 in Karachi, Pakistan, but moved to the United States when I was 1 year old. I lived in the Midwest for several years, then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and then to Atlanta, Georgia, where I went to Walton High School. I went to MIT for my undergrad, where I majored in electrical engineering and computer science (6-2, B.S. ’15). During my undergraduate years, I did research with Professor Joel Voldman on neural probes, and with Professors Thomas Heldt and George Verghese, where I developed a new way to assess lung function using capnography. After that, I worked on my master’s degree, with Professor Robert Langer and Dr. Giovanni Traverso to build wireless communication and powering systems for ingestible electronics.
Reach me through my Stanford E-mail address, which you find by searching my name in the Stanford Directory – it’s harder and harder to trick spam-bots these days!
> "If you see something wrong, fix it with your hands. If you can’t do that, then speak out to correct it. If you can’t do that, then know in your heart that it is wrong – but that is the very minimum of faith." – Muhammad (ﷺ)