Hey! I’m Holly.
I’m a human rights studies Master’s student at Columbia University concentrating in imperialism and settler-colonialism in the Middle East. I recently graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s in electrical engineering and computer science, and this fall, I will be starting a PhD in computer science at UC Berkeley under Ben Recht.
I work on interdisciplinary applications of computer science, from astrophysics to history to political problems. I’m interested in computational geometry, physics-based simulation, evolutionary algorithms, GPU programming, numerical modeling, and data science.
My previous work includes quantitatively analyzing a history of anti-Palestinian bias in The New York Times using machine learning methods and co-developing an algorithm to virtually read and unfold CT scans of sealed historical letters. I have worked at Diego Portales University (Santiago, Chile) building a family tree of stars in the Milky Way and at NASA Ames Research Center designing lightweight modular truss structures. I have also worked at Adobe Research and in several MIT labs on machine learning and computer graphics applications.