Hello! Thanks for visiting my page. A bit about me: Currently, I'm on the data science team at Plaid, a startup empowering the growth of the financial technology industry. I build models to understand the messy language of credit card statements, elucidate our performance internally and externally, and am involved in diversity and inclusion efforts and planning. Recently, I spoke about deep learning and language processing at the 2018 Train AI conference in San Francisco.
Aside from that, I volunteer weekly on the shelter medicine team at the San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where I medicate, provide physical therapy, and socialize dogs, cats, and smalls. In February 2018, I was deployed to a high-profile illegal dog breeding disaster in New Hampshire as a member of the Animal Rescue Team with the Humane Society of the US. In the aftermath of the Wine Country fires of 2017, I staffed the hospital at the Sonoma Humane Society to treat burned cats.
Also an ardent violinist, I've had wonderful opportunities to perform at cool venues including Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Leipzig's Gewandhaus, Montevideo's Teatro Solis, Prague's Smetana Hall, Washington D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center, the Ravinia festival, and the Lollapalooza music festival.
In the past I've performed under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel and played in a quartet and other small ensembles with Yo-Yo Ma. In 2014, I toured New York City and London as a chamber musician with Joshua Bell, with the concerts broadcast in the documentary "Master Class" by HBO in October 2014. In September 2014, I had the honor to perform for US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the UN General Assembly.
This website is intended to help me collect my thoughts, and perhaps be of use to people who are thinking about similar subjects.
If you'd like to contact me, you can send a message to: hello (at) hukev.in