AJ graduated from New Mexico State University with BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, advised by Professor E.J. Chichilnisky. His research goal is to use novel results from experimental neuroscience to engineer algorithms that facilitate cellular resolution control of bi-directional neural interfaces. As a contributor to the Stanford Artificial Retina Project, he hopes to use this work to help restore high-acuity vision to people blinded by retinal degeneration. Outside of lab, AJ enjoys training for triathlons and backpacking.