I’ve completed my PhD and joined UC Berkeley as a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow.
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During a workshop I hosted Friday, I was asked how I designed the activity we did. Here’s a quick writeup on how that worked. First, a little context. I presented an 80 minute workshop at the Region 1 FRC. I’ve attended NSBE conferences enough times to know that, no matter how interested I was in […]
Here I provide a list of some of my favorite (mostly) accessible machine learning papers that I think are good reading material for someone broadly interested in machine learning for social good but is not an expert in machine learning yet. These will help you begin to get some perspective on the relevant technical matters and research questions without being bogged down by details.
Getting a PhD is a major commitment; deciding to do it isn’t easy. Now I’m in the final stretch of my PhD: my qualifying exam is passed, coursework is complete, proposal stage is passed, just a dissertation left. I think it’s a good time to share how I got started in grad school. I’m completely […]
Writing is going to be a critical part of my career, so I need it to come more naturally. My plan… Click To Tweet Writing has always been hard for me. For a while, as an engineer, I thought I was safe. Then came writing in grad school. My MS thesis was a painful process […]
Since April, I’ve served as a co-organizer with Marzyeh Ghassmi, Jessica Thompson, and Allison Chaney for the 9th Annual Women in Machine Learning Workshop (WiML) co-located with the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, in in Montréal, QC, Canada in December. This year we had record attendance and sponsorship. As Finance and Sponsorship Chair, I’m especially proud […]
I’ll be attending AAAI-15 in Austin, TX next week to present my paper “A Sparse Combined Regression-Classification Formulation for Learning a Physiological Alternative to Clinical Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Scores.” The paper & related content are up and available on a project page now.
Keeping up with school can be tough. Everyone has their own study/organizational habits, but having the right tools is important too. Notebooks and pencils are great, but there are ways to use technology to stay on top of work, away from distractions and make painful tasks a little more pleasant. Here are 5 tools I […]
This weekend I spent a little over 24 hours at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH for their TECH+hack. It was a hackathon for the high school students here, where they were encouraged to not only build apps, but also hardware systems or conduct an experiment. Essentially their challenge was to connect their other interests […]