Santa Clara University
For the last three years, I have been involved in ongoing research with Santa Clara University’s Department of Electrical Engineering. Under the guidance of Dr. Mahmudur Rahman, I have been researching the effectiveness of thin-film organic semiconductors as components in solar cells.
In 2008 and 2009 (the only years I was eligible), I was awarded SCU’s Kuehler Grant for my research. I am currently working to leverage recent discoveries in the field to achieve a maximally efficient organic solar cell. I hope to incorporate recent discoveries in nanophotonic light-trapping schemes into my designs, as well as leveraging some newly-discovered organic compounds and manufacturing processes.
My Senior Thesis on device optimization won “best in session.”
Stanford Medical School
From 2010 to 2011, I had the opportunity to work with Stanford Medical School faculty to create an application to search through a database of patients’ radiological imaging files and their corresponding diagnostic reports. Given that the application was targeted toward medical school professors and residents, accurate results and time efficiency were high priorities.
The system employed an optimized semantic search algorithm to deliver relevant, ranked results to queriers while filtering out false positives. The language and diction of radiological reports are very homogeneous, and the specific needs of the project posed interesting challenges.