I’m a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. I work between the PLSE, MISL, and Sampa groups applying programming language techniques to problems in architecture and synthetic biology.

I’m currently working on programming models for microfluidic chips. These architectures promise to make labs-on-a-chip (LoCs) scalable and affordable, but issues like high error rates, resource management, and concurrency make them difficult to program. The Puddle framework aims to provide a safer, easier way to program these devices.

I’m also working on ways to design and program domain-specific reconfigurable accelerators by applying techniques from programming languages to architecture design.


Feb 11

I’ll will be giving a talk at the Wild and Crazy Ideas session at ASPLOS 2018. Check out the abstract: Puddle: An Operating System Microfluidics

Dec 9

Jared and I will be giving a talk at OBT at POPL 2018. Check out the abstract: Extensible Semantics for Fluidics

Jun 7

Vincent and I won the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for our proposal on domain specific reconfigurable accelerators. Thanks to our advisors Ras, Luis, and Alvin!

Apr 11

I’ll be heading to Eugene over the summer for the Oregon Programming Languages Summer School.


Extensible Semantics for Fluidics
OBT at POPL, January 2018
Design and Implementation of Concurrent C0
Fourth International Workshop on Linearity, June 2016
Design and Implementation of Concurrent C0
  • Max Willsey
Senior Honors Thesis, May 2016
Designated as Exemplary Thesis by the senior thesis award committee
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