Alyssa Dayan, an incoming PhD student advised by Stuart Russell, was awarded a fellowship from The Hertz Foundation.
The Hertz Foundation awards fellowships to graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. The fellowship provides financial and professional support for the graduate students who are deemed as highly promising in their respective fields.
Alyssa Dayan is a 2018 graduate of MIT and received her BS in math with computer science. Her undergraduate research experiences spanned genomics, systems neuroscience, machine learning, and computational cognitive science. The common thread in her broad range of interests is the design and use of computational methods to investigate and model complex systems, with a particular focus on natural and artificial intelligence.