Deborah Hanus

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As an undergraduate in the Kanwisher Lab, I worked with Ed Vul on several projects focused on uncertainty in visual attention. I graduated in 2013 with both a double-degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science and Engineering, and a Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence.

For my M.Eng. thesis, I used reinforcement learning to schedule process threads on multicore machines in MIT's LIDS (Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems) and CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) under the tutelage of David Wingate and Anant Agarwal.

This year as a Fulbright Student Fellow in Cambodia, I will investigate how an experience-based education might foster creativity and other entrepreneurial qualities, potentially creating jobs and decreasing underemployment. Eventually, I plan to apply my expertise in computer engineering, human perception, and machine learning to projects in academia and industry.