My name is Sarah and I am currently a Research and Development Engineer at Kitware. Previously, I received my CS and Math BS degrees and my CS MS degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

During my time at UMass, I have worked in the Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research (LASER) with Prof. Yuriy Brun and the Autonomous Learning Lab (ALL) with Prof. Phil Thomas. Most of this work has concerned fairness in machine learning, an example of which can be found in our 2019 NeurIPS paper on fairness with contextual bandits. If you’d like to learn more about the fairness work going on at UMass, head on over to aisafety.cs.umass.edu.

In December 2019, I had the chance to attend NeurIPS in Vancouver, Canada to present our paper. Check it out here!

Over the past few years I’ve also had the opportunity to intern at some great places. Check out my resume to learn more about these experiences. I am most interested in the combination of machine learning and software engineering, to create efficient and practical tools that leverage the benefits of ML.

On the non-academic side of things, I enjoy hiking (currently working towards hiking all 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks), reading, playing video games, travelling, and learning about history. I speak some French, and enjoy learning the language in my free time.

alt text Summit of Upper Wolfjaw, ADK High Peaks, New York