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I led the AI team working on computer vision systems and applied research projects at Pickle Robot Co in Cambridge, United States. Before that, I worked on interactive maps for DSTI in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I've also taught autonomous boats how to shapeshift for my thesis in the Senseable City Lab at MIT and know a thing or two about control systems and optimization and negotiation.
community radio (WMBR dj, dublab listener), local music and concerts, nice walks to the river, living in a house with friends, tea (jasmine, white, licorice root, rooibos), vegan food, open-souce robot builds, reflective journaling, fingerpicking my guitar, miscellaneous diy projects, online Afaan Oromoo dictionaries and, of course, a good night's rest.
is Cambridge, where I've lived the last couple years and built a significant community; New York, where I spent most of my childhood; and Amsterdam, where I am "from" and routinely visit.