About Me

Hi! Welcome to my website.

I am a PhD student attending McGill University and Mila under the co-supervision of Derek Nowrouzezahrai and Christopher Pal.

I am interested in taking nature-inspired approaches to solving vision and graphics problems, via artificial intelligence. As such, my research interests covers various topics underlying complex systems and artificial intelligence, such as differentiable self-organization, generative modeling with/of complex systems, collective intelligence, emergent phenomena, and neural dynamical systems to name a few. Lately, I have been obsessed with Neural Cellular Automata and their applications to tasks benefitting from their robust, scalable, and adaptive dynamical nature.

I am a practicing interdisciplinary artist and DJ based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, having formerly hosted a radio show at n10.as called Focal Point, and have published artworks at venues such as the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris and ELEKTRA in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. On my free time I volunteer at n10.as, stare at my bikes wondering when I will hop back on the saddle, enjoy playing all kinds of videogames, DJ to myself and wonder when I will get back to doing gigs, and play with my two cats.

Adjacent to my research interests lies my community goal of democratizing knowledge surrounding AI-based concepts, vocabulary, and algorithms to artists and underprivileged groups for the purposes of self-empowerment and awareness of the capabilities of AI models, harmful or otherwise. To that end, I'm heavily invested in community-building activities catered to the broader arts community as well as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ groups.

My current affiliations include the McGill Graphics Lab, Mila, Queer in AI, and Black in AI.

My past affiliations include Meta AI, the Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, Element AI, the Computational Vision and Imaging Lab at York University (CVIL@York), the Ryerson Vision Lab (RVL), and Vector Institute.


[Last modified at: Jan 10, 2024]



  • Attention-based Neural Cellular Automata

    NeurIPS 2022
    Supplemental (includes code)
  • Fourier-CPPNs for Image Synthesis

    ICCV Workshops 2019
  • Interactive CPPNs in GLSL

    NeurIPS Workshops 2018
  • Convolutional Photomosaic Generation via Multi-Scale Perceptual Losses

    ECCV Workshops 2018
    Project Page
  • Two-Stream Convolutional Networks for Dynamic Texture Synthesis

    CVPR 2018
    MSc Thesis
    Project Page