Evictions & Housing Outreach
In collaboration with Tasfia Mashiat, Sanmay Das, and Patrick Fowler, we have been working to develop property-level predictions of eviction across St. Louis City and County. I’m now exploring how those predictions can be used to inform outreach to connect renters at risk of being unhoused with resources.
I am evaluating a critical-time intervention for housing insecure young adult heads of household with program coordinators and Patrick Fowler, Associate Professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Community-Based Platform Design
I presented the platform design and results of two launches of 412Connect at the 2023 Informs Annual Meeting!
I presented the current progress and platform design details of 412Connect at the 2022 Informs Annual Meeting!
I am a part of the Grief to Action Initiative at the Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh. Working with a team of mostly volunteers, I helped design and implement a platform to connect local Black-owned businesses to the Pittsburgh university student community. I presented on this work at the inaugural ACM conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO ’21). The recording is available here. Our paper, Project 412Connect: Bridging Students and Communities, was awarded the New Horizons Award!
Bias in Automatic Speech Recognition
I presented this work as a finalist in the AAAI Student Abstract and Poster Program! Paper here.
I’ve audited automated speech recognition systems on a global set of accents with Neal Patwari (Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis) and Shefali Chandra (Associate Professor of History, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Asian American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis). We’ve been thinking about how the performance disparities that we see are part of a larger context of language being used as a tool by those in power to control and divide. You can find our preprint here!
Through the Summer Research Opportunities Program in Biomedical Data Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I worked on the topological analysis of functional networks of resting-state brain activity in monozygotic and dizygotic twins. My work was published in the journal Network Neuroscience. You can find a link to the paper here.