At the convergence of CS, Math, and Writing

I'm a junior at the George Washington University double-majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics (pure concentration), with a minor in Creative Writing. Currently, I'm researching promoting fairness and diversity in AI, advised by Dr. John P. Dickerson. My personal research project studies online harassment and creating tools to combat it with Machine Learning, funded by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Fund and Intel called Hack Harassment. I also do Computer Vision and ML research at GW with Dr. Robert Pless, using CV to classify social media content and designing applications for the public to promote wellness and social good.

In Summer 2018, I will be working at Microsoft Research New England with Henry Cohn. During Summer 2017, I worked at UMD's REU CAAR, working on a project modeling kidney exchange as a RL problem, advised by Dr. John P. Dickerson. In Summer 2016, I used NLP to generate reading comprehension tools for low-literacy adults in GW's Learning Technologies Research Group advised by Dr. Rahul Simha. My research interests are broadly in the realm of theoretical CS, including artificial intelligence, computability theory, graph theory, cryptography, natural language processing, and machine learning. In my free time, I read incessantly and write poetry + fiction.

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Hack Harassment Logo

Hack Harassment Grant + ML Research Project

I'm studying the occurrence of online harassment among undergraduate students, funded by a Hack Harassment grant. In November 2017, my grant will fund incentives to create technological solutions for online harassment at Hackital. My goal is to use Machine Learning to robustly detect instances of harassment online with multimodal data.

A diagram of a neural network that takes a kidney exchange graph as input, embeds the graph as a vector, and outputs a probability. the system then flips a biased coin to choose to or not do the matching for the graph. We then grow the graph, remove the matched vertices if necessary, and repeat the process.

Kidney Exchange with Deep RL

During Summer 2017, I worked at the University of Maryland at College Park's REU CAAR, working on a project modeling kidney exchange as a Reinforcement Learning problem, advised by Dr. John P. Dickerson.

Computer Vision Proana tumblr dataset featuring images of individuals with Eating Disorders and images that fall under the hashtag #selfie or #ootd

Recognizing Pro-Eating Disorder Content with Computer Vision

I'm working on a project using Computer Vision and deep learning to recognize Pro-Eating-Disorder content online, advised by Dr. Robert Pless.

Check out our abstract.

the CAPITAL project logo: a book on a Ionic column

Natural Language Processing and Generation Research with LeTR

In Summer 2016, I participated in GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER), working in the Learning Technologes Research Group (LeTR), on the CAPITAL project.

GW ACM Game Night graphic, styled as a super mario themed flyer

GW ACM

I'm the Academic Affairs Chair of GW's student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. Last year, I served as President. We host events for the GW Computer Science community--Game Nights, Professor Talks, workshops and more.

books I've recently read

Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Forever Undecided: A Puzzle Guide To Gödel
How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics
I Want to Be a Mathematician: An Automathography
Edge
Milk and Honey
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
This Side of Paradise
Paper Girls, Vol. 1
What is Not Yours is Not Yours
The Cider House Rules
My Documents
When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience
The Call of the Wild
Ariel