Alex DiChristofano

Photo of Alex wearing a fun sweater.

I am a fourth-year PhD student in Computational & Data Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis advised by Patrick Fowler and Chien-Ju Ho, where my focus is on eviction prevention. Using techniques from machine learning and optimization, I am working to develop trustworthy and usable tools to inform prevention efforts via door-to-door outreach.

I’m fortunate to have also been able to collaborate with Sera Linardi and Michael Hamilton at the University of Pittsburgh on a community-based effort to design an online platform to connect local Black-owned businesses and the student community.