This is me

In works of labour, or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still,
For idle hands to do.
- Isaac Watts

Hey there! I’m Joey. I’m a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing an MSE in Data Science. In August 2023, I’ll be starting a PhD in Statistics at The Wharton School. I attended Penn for undergrad as well, majoring in Physics & Astronomy with a Concentration in Business and Technology, along with minors in English and Music.

Over the last few years, my focus has increasingly shifted to statistics and machine learning as I try to find my place in a world overwhelmed with data. I am currently doing research in computational cognitive neuroscience with Penn’s Computational Memory Lab, where I analyze brain recordings and model human memory. This work involves lots of signal processing and time series analysis while working with pretty massive datasets of high-frequency electrophysiological recordings from hundreds of participants. I also hang out with the Kording Lab to geek out on the connections between biological and aritficial intellegence. I love to think about the world both experientially and mathematically, and earnestly believe we need both perspectives in order to have any idea what’s going on around us.

I am always excited to learn more and gain exposure to new ideas. Please shoot me an email if you’d be interested in chatting with me or maybe collaborating on a project!