Hi. I'm Nashir! I am a UCLA alumnus with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies (with an emphasis in bass performance and jazz composition) and a student at the University of Central Florida (UCF) pursuing a second bachelor's degree in computer science. I am passionate about deconstructing complex problems and finding efficient solutions to them, and particularly enjoy doing so with code.
I'm a five-time NASA intern, where I worked on many diverse projects, ranging from software development to support the Launch Control System (which will be used to launch the SLS rocket for the Artemis programs), to supporting research efforts in flexible aerospace structures and robotic excavation, to building data pipelines for machine learning that will enhance observation efficiency in spacecraft. In addition to my experience at NASA, I was an intern at Google in the summer of 2021 where I worked on a project that improves the quality of video search/ranking.
At UCF, I'm involved with undergraduate research under the direction of Dr. Chen Chen, a professor in UCF's Center for Research in Computer Vision, and am also involved with 3 clubs: UCF AI, UCF Robotics, and UCF Rock Climbing.
I'm currently living in Orlando, FL, but am a native of Los Angeles, CA. In my free time, I like to play basketball, rock climb, play/listen to music, go hiking/camping/backpacking, play video/board games, and read about space/tech/science/engineering/CS.