Advising Fellows

Darian Martos
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: Artificial Intelligence
About: Hi i'm Darian, a senior from San Diego, California. I'm interested in natural language processing and machine learning. I'm down to talk about anything SymSys (or life, because life is also SymSys), whether that be course selection, how to approach career searching, or even class/major frustrations! In my free time, I like to swim and bike, read, and analyze American elections data.
Office Hours: Mondays 4:00 to 5:00 PM, Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00 PM
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Hope Schroeder
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: Individually Designed Concentration
About: I'm a senior from the Bay Area. On campus, I'm involved with AFing, SymSys Society, BOSP Oxford Advising, and Rabbit Hole VR. I love research and am currently working on a thesis in collaboration with the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation using immersive tech for social justice. I'm interested in the intersection between computation and the social sciences, particularly language data. Talk to me about research opportunities on campus! In my free time, I like yoga, winter sports, and the outdoors.

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Lucy Li
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2018 Concentration: Natural Language
About: I'm a coterm from St. Paul, MN. I'm interested in NLP and computational social science, and I've been involved in research at Stanford and abroad. My master's is in Computer Science (AI) and my bachelor's was SymSys (Natural Language). I had an amazing time studying abroad at Oxford and I'm involved with the Symbolic Systems Society. I'm down to talking about pretty much anything and would love to help you find the opportunities that best fit your interests. In my spare time, I design Snapchat geofilters and browse cool data visualizations.
Office Hours: TTh 10:30am-12:00pm
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Maame Akua Kome-Mensah
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: Artificial Intelligence
About: Hello! My name is Maame and I am a junior from Accra, Ghana. I sort of stumbled into the SymSys major because I unknowingly took a bunch of SymSys requirements in my first two years and found out later that it was the best major for me. I have considered several concentrations in the major so you can talk to me about exploring and choosing the best concentration for you. Outside the major, I am interested in Business, Political Science and Comparative Literature which is actually not as orthogonal to SymSys as you might think. I've appreciated the flexibility the major has afforded me in venturing into these other areas.

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Roma Dziembaj
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: Decision Making and Rationality
About: I'm Roma, a senior from Warsaw, Poland. I'm interested in human visual perception and computer vision. Talk to me about anything related to SymSys, from declaring your major to research opportunities! As an international student, I can also help advise you about the CPT/OPT process for SymSys.
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:00PM
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Sandhini Agarwal
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: Learning
About: Hi! I am a Senior from New Delhi, India. I have a concentration in the learning track and am fascinated by how both humans and computers learn. I'm also deeply interested in philosophy, and spent a quarter at Oxford studying philosophy of cognitive science. I would love to talk about anything and everything related to symbolic systems, particularly if it relates to research, education, philosophy or AI. In my free time, you can usually find me reading, dancing or exploring new places.
Office Hours: Monday - 10:00-12:00 Wed - 10:30 - 12:30
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Santosh Kumaran Murugan
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: HCI
About: Hi! I'm a Stanford senior from Fort Worth, TX. I'm interested in biotech (I'm also pre-med), artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and space. In the past, I've worked in computational genomics @ the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in interplanetary habitation systems and genetic engineering @ NASA, and co-founded a biotech startup. In my spare time, I enjoy scuba diving, spending time with friends, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Come talk to me about research, HCI, pursuing interdisciplinary interests, or anything else SymSys-related!

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Stephanie Niu
Title: Advising Fellow
Class Year: 2019 Concentration: Learning
About: Hi there! I’m Stephanie, a senior from Marietta, GA. I’m passionate about learning experience/curriculum design, NLP, and cognitive/behavioral psychology. On campus I work as a research assistant in a digital humanities lab and am happy to talk about finding opportunities for cross-disciplinary work and research. I also recently took a quarter off to produce a podcast on human and animal migration in Australia; feel free to talk to me about taking a quarter off, pursuing non-major-related work, or audio storytelling! Beyond that, I’m happy to chat about course planning, pursuing and planning for a coterm, or even career paths in PM/UX design. Outside of academics, come talk to me about arts opportunities at Stanford, soap-making, multicultural Greek life, or anything poetry.
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am
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