I am currently a 1st year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park. I earned my bachelor's degree in Joint Computer Science and Math from Harvey Mudd College. I am interested in planning algorithms and problems arising from multi-agent coordination and communication.
In the past, I was part of AMISTAD Lab where I studied notions of algorithm capacity and dataset complexity with Prof. George Montañez. I was also part of a neural networks research group exploring programming language translation under the guidance of Prof. Robert Keller.
In my free time, I enjoy running, building physical computing projects with Arduino, and developing apps for iOS.
Drissi, Sandoval, Ojha, Medero. "Harvey Mudd College at SemEval-2019 Task 4: The Clint-Buchanan Hyperpartisan News Detector". In Proceedings of The 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, 2019. [arXiv:1905.01962]
Drissi, Watkins, Khant, Ojha, Sandoval, Segev, Weiner, Keller. “Programming Language Translation using a Grammar-Driven Tree-to-Tree Model”. Neural Abstract Machines and Program Induction (NAMPI), 2018. [arXiv:1807.01784]
CMSC 436: Programming Handheld Systems, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland at College Park
CS 81: Computability and Logic, Grader and Tutor, Harvey Mudd College
MATH 187: Operations Research, Grader, Harvey Mudd College
I'm developing experimental software to turn AR-enabled iPhones into 3D-scanners. Here's a point cloud of a full-size pickup truck captured with my iPhone 7:
I recently wired and wrote software for a 32x32 LED matrix that accurately displays time, local weather, and a recent news headline. It uses an Arduino Mega outfitted with an ethernet shield and is installed in my home:
Feel free to email psando AT cs DOT umd DOT edu