About Me

I am a fourth-year PhD student at 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.

I am a practicing 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.

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.

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[Last modified at: Dec 8, 2023]

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Publications

  • Attention-based Neural Cellular Automata

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

    ICCV Workshops 2019
    Paper
    Code
  • Interactive CPPNs in GLSL

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

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

    CVPR 2018
    Paper
    MSc Thesis
    Project Page