Recent Updates

  • Paper accepted to CVPR 2020 !
  • Paper accepted to CHIL 2020 !
  • Accepted summer internship at Google !
  • Organized and ran MLxMIT's annual Machine Learning retreat for machine learning researchers at MIT


Masters of Science [thesis]
ML + Art
  • A. Zhao, G. Balakrishnan, KM Lewis, F. Durand, J. Guttag, A.V. Dalca. Painting Many Pasts: Synthesizing Time Lapse Videos of Paintings, 2020 [paper]
Fast Learning-based Registration of Sparse Clinical Images
  • Machine Learning for Healthcare (ML4H) @ NeurIPS 2018 [paper]
  • Women in Machine Learning (WiML) @ NeurIPS 2018
  • Women in Computer Vision (WiCV) @ CVPR 2019 [poster]
  • Amazon Graduate Symposium 2019 [poster]
Accelerated Particle-Grid Mapping
  • IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC) 2016 [paper]
  • Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis–Supercomputing 2016 [paper]
Phagebook: A Social Network for Synthetic Biologists
  • International Workshop for Bio-design Automation (IWBDA) 2015 [paper]


  • Learning-based Registration for 3D Sparse Clinical MR Scans [Completed]
  • Machine Learning + Art
  • Multimodal Deep Learning (Vision + Audio) [In Progress]

Interest Map

My current interest map (a concept introduced to me by my friend and labmate Divya Shanmugam) shows categories of questions that I think about day to day. This map contains topics that I want to learn more about (not necessarily tied to my research) and issues that I would like to work towards changing. A small snapshot is shown to the left and the link to the full interest map is [here]


Inspire New Perspectives
Nature / Travel / Street / Abstract Photography
Galleries are in progress ...
Gallery 1: Travel photographs from Acadia
Gallery 2: Abstract photography inspired by my Third Culture Kid upbringing


Books I've read this year (most of them)
Always love new suggestions !
Goodreads Account

Blog Post Links

MIT Graduate Student Blog