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  • 4/19: Received the inaugural MA alum of the year award from Columbia’s Statistics Department. Beyond honored!
  • 1/19: I gave a talk at Microsoft Research during the AI residents’ lunch seminar. It was really nice to meet the AI residents!
  • 12/18: It was great to mentor a roundtable at the 2018 Women in Machine Learning Workshop! My roundtable topic was “seeking funding: fellowships and grants”
  • 11/18: I will be giving a talk at AT&T Labs’ Graduate Student Symposium
  • 10/18: I presented a poster at Microsoft Research’s PhD Summit Workshop
  • 5/18: Back at UC Santa Cruz again to give guest lecture on interpretability
  • 4/18: I’m now affiliated with Cornell’s Algorithms, Big Data, and Inequality program
  • 4/18: I visited Novartis Pharmaceuticals’s Statistics Methodology Group for a week where I gave a talk, learned more about clinical trials, and had some very interesting brainstorming sessions around causal inference
  • 3/18: I am giving talks at UC Santa Cruz and UCSF
  • 2/18: I will be giving an oral talk at AIES 2018 and participating in the doctoral consortium
  • 1/18: Attending BIRS Workshop on Machine Learning and Statistical Inference
  • 1/17: I presented a poster at Amazon’s Graduate Research Symposium
  • 8/16: I’ll be spending 6 months investigating dynamic topic models for long-term text corpuses thanks to a Harmony Institute Research Fellowship
  • 12/14: It was only months ago that I first learnt design thinking from a course in Cornell’s MBA program. Then we spent spring break visiting the Stanford d.school and solving a design thinking challenge for Airbnb. Facilitating a design thinking workshop at Cornell wraps up this adventure. Read about the workshop here
  • 10/14: The American Statistical Association interviewed me and other statistics fellows about our experience in the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship. It was a great program, highly recommended if you are looking to explore the data for social good space
  • 7/14: I had great fun co-organizing (together with Sabina Tomkins) an “evil” hackathon for my fellow Data Science for Social Good fellows. Read about it here