About Me

About Me

Education and Professional Interests

My name is Richard, and I'm a student from Johns Hopkins University. I previously got my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Hopkins, and I'm currently pursuing a M.S. in Computer Science, with a focus on domain adaptation and synthetic data generation, and their applications in medicine and healthcare.

Previously, I was a research assistant at the National Institutes of Health (NIBIB) under Prof. Richard Leapman, studying stem cells using electron and immunofluoresence microscopy. Outside of school, I've worked in hospitals, early startups, and tech companies. I've worked on three medical devices throughout my undergraduate years in the JHU Center for Bioengineering and Design Program. I've learned a lot about the intersection between health and technology, and the many pitfalls in this growing niche.

Currently, I'm exploring topics such as domain adaptation, multimodal learning and interpreability, and applying contributions in these fields to advance medical image understanding and Precision Medicine. In my M.S., I am advised by Profs. Nicholas Durr and Alan Yuille. Other research interests I have include exploring: novel dimensionality reduction and compression sensing techniques, attention mechanisms in vision and time-series data. Google Scholar can be found here. Currently employed at Apple.

For Fun

Some of my favorite podcasts/blogs that I follow include: Serious Eats, The Moth, and EconTalk, The Fighter and the Kid. I am currently dancing and training on Academy of Villains, and I host pop-up brunches through Eggs Dee's. When I travel, I like to make friends through a blend of freestyle sessions, cooking workshops, and science conferences.

I also like exploring strange Javascript libraries and CSS layouts, so if this website looks outstandingly egregious, I'm probably going through a rough patch in life, in which I've developed awful tastes in website design. I made this website using Jekyll to teach myself how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript. At the end of learning experience, I realized that I should have just used WordPress, or even a pure HTML website XD.


Email: rchen40 (at) jhu (dot) edu. Papers are available upon request.