Deborah Hanus


Me being eaten by an elephant

I study machine learning at Harvard University as an NSF Fellow working with Finale Doshi and Ryan Adams. I enjoy working on projects in the intersection of software, machine learning, and behavior.

I graduated from MIT with a M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and a double-Bachelor's in Computer Science and Brain & Cognitive Sciences. As a Master's student, I worked with David Wingate, using reinforcement learning to schedule process threads on Tilera, a multicore chip. As an undergraduate, I worked with Ed Vul in Kanwisher Lab on a variety of projects, publishing several papers focused on uncertainty and visual attention. In the intervening time, I've worked as an early software engineer at a startup company and as a Fulbright Scholar in Cambodia, learning how education can translate to job creation.

I use this blog as a time saving device. If I spend an hour (or more) advising or training someone on a given topic, I write a blog post. I hope you find it useful.