Collegiate Affiliation

I am a former PhD in Biological Anthropology. I studied vocal communication in chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. I used machine learning and Bayesian modeling to analyze chimpanzee vocalizations and study the role of vocal learning and sexual selection in explaining the variation in chimpanzee vocalizations.

As a postdoc, I work on implementing computer vision algorithms for pose estimation and behavior tracking in non-human primates at Emory University. In my previous postdoctoral position, I built OpenApePose, an open source, annotated database for pose estimation in apes. 

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Biological Anthropology, University of Minnesota, 2022
  • M.A.: Biological Anthropology, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • BS-MS Dual Degree: Biology and Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), 2015


  • Primate behavior and ecology
  • Machine learning