After an awesome 2017 summer at Microsoft Research, where I was mentored by Sumit Basu and collaborated closely with Chris Quirk and Lucy Vanderwende, I am really excited to go back for the summer of 2018! This time I will be in New England working on algorithmic fairness with Adam Kalai.
Our research on Discovery of complex anomalous patterns of sexual violence in El Salvador is one of fifteen data innovation projects featured by UN Women and Global Pulse in the report “Gender equality and big data: Making gender data visible” (pg. 14). The goal of this report is to analyze how data can contribute towards achieving the 5th sustainable development goal: achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
Co-organizing the NIPS 2017 Workshop on Machine Learning for the Developing World (ML4D) was incredibly exciting and inspiring! It was wonderful to see so much passion from speakers and participants alike.
We also received attention from the media, this Quartz article talks about the workshop and some of the amazing research that was presented at it. You may find the Proceedings here, and the workshop’s homepage here.
Really excited to be a co-organizer for NIPS 2017 workshop on Machine Learning for the Developing World. Call for papers is now open!
I am excited to be a co-instructor for the Intelligent Systems Architecture course of the Master in IT Architecture at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).
In the Summer of 2017 I will be doing an internship with the Medical Devices Group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA.
Connectas, an organization for transnational journalism across the Americas, interviewed me. We talked about my work on discovery of anomalous patterns of sexual violence in El Salvador, and my views on how data mining can help us do better journalism. For a chance to practice your Spanish, follow this link.