I'm a PhD student at UT Austin fascinated by and passionate about intelligent tutoring systems and massive open online education. In particular I want to match students with content based on aptitudes and preexisting understanding to target education to maximize student knowledge and engagement - to make learning better and more fun.
I research multiagent learning, neuroevolution, and data mining. In the past I've researched intelligent tutoring systems from both a statistical and a cognitive science perspective. I have a fantasy of one day making a hyperintelligent tutoring system so that everyone's entire education can be superoptimized. I am not discouraged by the fact that this is a classic quasi-dystopian trope .
Social justice and making a broader impact are really important to me, and I want to use empirically - not ideologically - backed tactics to make the world more egalitarian and more prosperous.
I'm currently studying social learning from a computational neuroevolutionary perspective in collaboration with researchers observing hyenas in Africa. I'm a member of GRACS , for which I am the Tea Czar and MC of our awesome talent show, and I organize the Forum for Artificial Intelligence . To contact me (and you should) try one of these: