DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
2017 Simons Research Fellow, New York
Selected from thousands of applicants around the world to attend the 7-week prestigious Simons Research Fellowship program and awarded a $1,000 research stipend. Developed the GlioVision platform, which uses deep learning to identify brain cancer features from brain biopsy images.
DEPT. OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
2016-2017 Student Researcher, Massachusetts
Developed a mathematical model for 2D tumor growth in C++. The model demonstrates interaction between and evolution of tumors with differential fitness levels via a Moran computational model.
NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
2016 Student Collaborator, Online
Developed the Eyeagnosis system for the automatic screening of diabetic retinopathy using a smartphone. Collaborated with researchers from Cornell, Caltech, Harvard Medical School, and the National Eye Institute. Issued provisional patent and presented at the NIH, International Society for Computational Biology, TEDx, and O’Reilly Conferences.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES DEPT. OF THE MITRE CORPORATION
2016 Paid Summer Technical Intern, Virginia
Developed and applied statistical methods for a classified biomedical diagnostic research project in the Nanosystems group. Was the youngest employee of the company at the time of employment (15 years old) and the only high school intern in a typically college-level program (Article).
WILMER EYE INSTITUTE, JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR NANOMEDICINE
2014-2015 Student Researcher, Maryland
Conducted research on the toxicity of nanoparticle drug delivery systems on brain tissue isolated from newborn rabbits with cerebral palsy.
GIRLS COMPUTING LEAGUE(Website)
Founder, CEO, 2015 – Present, Virginia
Impacted more than 1800 K3-12 students from Title 1 and students living in public housing authority. Reached over hundreds of teachers through Tiger Woods Foundation Teacher workshop. Developed ConnecTech a platform to connect teachers and professionals to bring computer science to their classrooms. Recruited a volunteer base of over 50 high school students. Raised $35,000 from Google, Apple, Amazon, Society For Science and the Public, NCWIT, Children Science Center, FannieMae, CONRAD Foundation, Marriott, and PSAV towards organzing Artificial Intelligence summit and hackathons. Current students are from Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, and Jamaica. There has even been interest in starting programs for girls in Africa, Australia, and Mexico. Partner organization of the White House CSforAll Initiative.
CHILDREN’S SCIENCE CENTER (Website)
Member on the B.O.D., Youth Advisory Board Chair, and Youth Ambassador, 2012 – Present, Virginia
Donated all scholarships over the past four years to the CSC. As a keynote speaker, helped raise over $170,000 in contributions at the Founder’s event. Several speaking events, such as the annual 2013, 2014, 2015 Founder’s Society Annual Fundraising Events, US Volkswagen Finance Headquarters Event, and AOL Events. Began a column in the monthly newsletter called “Celebrity Spotlight” interviewing scientists such as Nobel laureates, Mythbuster Adam Savage, and others. Worked with WTOP to record Public Service Announcements to air in 2015. Founded the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) , runs monthly YAB meetings to discuss and put into action science fair exhibit ideas.
THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Math: Research Statistics 1, AP Calculus BC, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Complex Variables Computer Science: AP Computer Science C, Artificial Intelligence 1 and 2, Computer Vision Science: AP Biology, DNA Science 1, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C Mechanics and Electricity/Magnetism, Neuroscience Research Lab Language: Russian 1-3
SAT 2017: 800/800 Math, 790/800 Reading/Writing, 23/24 Essay PSAT 2016: 750/760 Math, 760/760 Writing/Reading, 99% percentile for both SAT Subject Tests: Math Level 2, 800/800; Biology M, 800/800; Chemistry, 800/800 AP Exams: 5/5 (Environmental Science, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus BC, Physics M, US History)
Java, Python, C++, MATLAB, Mathematica, Android Studio, Arduino Programming, Caffe and Tensorflow Deep Learning Architectures
Leadership in Clubs:
President of Bioinformatics Society; Co-President of the MIT BioBuilder Club; Teaching Coordinator of Biology Olympiad Club; Co-Founder and President of Russian Language and Culture Club; Class of 2018 Representative/ Elected Member of TJ Honor Council; tjSTAR STEM Symposium Committee President.
The GlioVision platform identifies relevant tumor regions in a brain biopsy image and determines the molecular sub-type of the tumor (which has important implications in chemotherapy treatment) with over 85% and 90% accuracy, respectively, using deep learning. Collaborated with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, Georgetown University Hospital, and Emory University. Working with Hunton & Williams Law Firm through Neuroscience Research Lab at school to patent the project pro-bono.
2016 – Present
Awards: 2016 Nat. Siemens Competition Semifinalist; 2017 ISEF Finalist and Translational Medicine Category Winner(3rd); 2017 Conrad Challenge (1st); 2017 Virginia State Science Fair (2nd), Governor’s Award Recipient, and Leidos Award in Computational Science. Eyeagnosis utilizes machine learning techniques and a smartphone camera for the automatic screening of diabetic retinopathy. The Eyeagnosis algorithm consists of a neural network, a 3D-printed optical device that enables a smartphone to take high-quality retinal images, and a smartphone app. Issued IRB approval for testing by Chesapeake IRB. Tested at Aditya Jyot Hospital in India.Collaborating with Salauno in Mexico City.
2015 – 2016
Awards: 2016 Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge Summit Diplomat and International Pete Conrad Scholar (1st). The MediKey mobile application allows on-demand, swift, and secure sharing of relevant lifesaving medical history of a patient with an EMT in the case of an emergency using NFC technology and encryption algorithms. Endorsed by the Chief Technology Officer of the Defense Health Agency and multiple EMTs across Northern Virginia.
2014 – 2015
Awards: 2015 Toshiba ExploraVision National Honorable Mention.Created a concept idea for StentSense, a revolutionary stent-like device inserted in the upper arm that utilized state of the art nanotechnology and cloud computing to continuously monitor a patient’s bloodstream and identify the contents.
Awards: #BUILTBYGIRLS 2017 National Finalist; 2014 IEEE App-E-Feat National 3rd Place. Created a concept idea for Diabreathometer, a revolutionary device that would allow diabetic patients to monitor their blood sugar levels through breath tests for acetone. Diabreathometer is an app-device system that can both measure and display blood sugar content on a smartphone. (Video Link)
Developed ConnecTech platform to help the teachers improve their computer science curriculums by connecting with professionals. GCL plans to collaborate with schools and other organizations to expose teachers and students to current technologies used on projects in real life. (Website Link)
2018 WebMD National Health Hero Award (Innovation Category) and a $25,000 grant towards a non-profit.
National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) National Award Winner (top 50 of over 4,000 applicants)
Stanford She++ #Include Fellow (top 30 selected)
International Science Fair (ISEF) Finalist, International 3rd Place in Category
2nd Life Science Award from the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
Honorable Mention from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Grand Prize/ Governor’s Award at the Virginia State Science Fair (VSSEF)
Leidos Award in Computational Science
1st Place Health and Medical Science at the International Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge
Siemens Foundation Research Competition Semifinalist
1st Place Cybersecurity and Technology at the International Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge
National Honorable Mention in the Toshiba Exploravision Competition
United States Computing Olympiad (USACO) Gold Division Winner
3rd Place, American Computer Science League (ACSL) All-Stars International Competition
United States Biology Olympiad (USABO) Semifinalist Qualifier (top 10%)
International Biology Scholar, University of Toronto Biology Examination
National American Invitational Mathematical Examination (AIME) Qualifier (top 10%)
American Council Teachers of Russian (ACTR) Russian National Essay Contest Gold Medalist
National ACTR Russian Scholar Laureate Award winner (Top 32 students in the nation)
Organized an Artificial Intelligence summit for 350 middle and high school students at no cost ( Marriott, Virginia) on September 30. Keynote speakers included: Teresa Carlson of Amazon, Afua Bruce of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Evan Burfield of 1776, and Virginia Delegate Ken Plum. Presenters: Jim Liew of Johns Hopkins University, Tim Hwang of FiscalNote, Lisa Singh, Peter Bock of George Washington University, and Patrick Hall of H20.ai. The event was sponsored by Apple, Society for Science & Public, Google, Amazon Web Services, and the CONRAD Foundation.