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I am a graduate student in computer science at UMass Amherst. I am very interested in machine learning (ML) research, and in research that involves creating novel datasets and applying ML algorithms to solve real‑world problems. I am specifically interested in working on computer vision- based AI projects to empower visually impaired or disabled people, or the projects addressing some immediate real‑world problems.
Alexandra is a master's student in computer science at UMass Amherst. Alexandra did her undergraduate degree in law. Before joining UMass, Alexandra worked for several years in intellectual property consulting at EY and co-founded an intellectual property strategy consulting firm СLAIMS.
Anshita is currently a graduate student in computer science at UMass Amherst. She has formerly worked as a data engineer, where she developed prolific solutions in the supply chain domain. Her primary research interests include natural language processing and information extraction. Her most recent work is on language modeling with box embeddings. She aspires to build inclusive, smart solutions that will positively impact society and steer the world towards a more equitable future.
Sahasra is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in computer science at UMass Amherst. Prior to joining UMass, she was working as a technology analyst at Citi Corp Services, the technical vertical of Citigroup, where her work comprised of analyzing the trade data to aggregate the daily risk positions of the trades of the day. Her interest lies in the interdisciplinary fields of data science and machine learning.
I am a computer science graduate student and have a bachelor’s degree in information technology. I have worked as a software developer in the IT industry for two years which has exposed me to the software development process. A life experience has driven me towards data science and my research interests lie in the fields of computer vision and deep learning. I strongly believe and am passionate towards the real-world problems which have a high social impact that can be solved using data science.
I am a computer science master’s student at UMass. I got my undergraduate dual degrees in computer science and mathematics also at UMass, then I joined the Baystate Fellowship program. I have been working with Professor Ina Fiterau since my undergraduate junior year, working on the project of predicting student stress with data from wearable sensors. I'm interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence in general, and I am passionate and curious about applying those techniques in various fields.
I am an incoming master's student studying computer science. I completed my undergraduate degree at Smith College, and am happy to be able to stay in the area. My main area of interest is data science and data analysis, which often branches into machine learning. Much of my undergraduate statistics work has been in applications across varied fields, and I'm always happy to learn more about a specific field during the course of a project.
I am a master's student majoring in computer science. My current interests lie in NLP, deep semi-supervised learning and lifelong learning. I strongly believe that many marginalized communities can largely benefit from the increasing interdisciplinary work being done in the field of machine learning and data science today. Recently, I've been highly invested in the use of NLP to target issues like gender bias, cyber bullying, racial profiling, hate-speech etc. on social media. Quantifying the inherent bias and systematic debiasing are some of the topics I find myself drawn to. In my free time I enjoy cooking and reading.
Purity Mugambi is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Information Fusion lab advised by Dr. Madalina Fiterau, and a second-time Data Science for Common Good fellow. Her research is on building machine learning tools that enhance equity in health outcomes. She is also passionate about using data and data science tools to create societal impact by solving pertinent problems and innovating in solutions that enhance inclusion and fairness. Prior to joining UMass, she worked as a software engineer at IBM Research, where she led engineering teams for major government-funded projects in healthcare and water. Purity has undertaken research and development of ideas from conception to deployment in lab-based, large-scale, and commercial environments. Away from work she gets lost in a good novel and is a rugby enthusiast.
William is a PhD candidate in the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences. Prior to UMass, he completed his BA at Grinnell College with majors in mathematics, chemistry, and economics. During college, he tutored both high school and college students in numerous subjects. After spending time as a statistical analyst at American Greetings, he realized his skills could be used to make a positive impact on education accessibility. He currently works under Professor Beverly Woolf to build intelligent tutoring systems that are designed to bring the benefits of individualized tutoring to as many students as possible.
Sora is a graduate student pursuing a masters in computer science at UMass Amherst. Her research lies in the intersection of machine learning and computer vision. The goal of her research is to develop AI solutions in a product-oriented way that make a positive impact on humans as well as our world, and contribute to building a better world where humans can peacefully coexist with artificial intelligence.
I am a master's student pursuing computer science. I have previously worked at Samsung Research India as a Lead Engineer in Samsung Pay Data Science & Engineering team. At Samsung, mining for intricate patterns and making predictions from billions of rows to empower millions of customers instilled an urge in me to work on problems that would make a wide-reaching difference in the world. Therefore, I aim to drive impactful actions for the common good using machine learning, NLP, and data science. In my free time, I love traveling, cooking, and playing board games.
Manan is a rising senior at UMass Amherst majoring in computer science and mathematics. A proficient computer programmer, software developer, and innovator, he is driven by his passion for the field of computation and aims to unlock opportunities to apply principles of strategic algorithm design and analysis, data science, and machine learning to create a more equitable world. Manan’s primary interest lies at the dynamic intersection of social and computer sciences. He is fascinated by the study of social and behavioral relationships and their interactions with technology through scalable computational techniques and system design.
I am a master's student in computer science at UMass Amherst. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate semesters I am grateful to have taken courses and research opportunities that taught me how to approach problems as a computer scientist from both a technical and an ethical perspective. I am excited to be part of a team at DS4CG and to be able to apply that knowledge for the common good.
Boming Zhang is a PhD student at UMass Amherst. Prior to joining UMass, he received his BA from Hampshire College. His research focuses on the intersection between AI and education. He strongly believes AI can help with the education inequity problems we are facing in our society. He is also passionate about teaching computer science to younger children.
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