Teaching

     My teaching philosophy is to spark my students’ curiosity and creativity while leading them to see that their experiences are essential to developing new ideas and problem-solving strategies. This aligns with my aim of effectively teaching a diverse group of people and attracting multiple identities to my research team and classes. I encourage students to go deeply into the roots of what is being taught, searching for the assumed premises and the interfering biases. I practice active listening with my students and work through different strategies to help them gradually become independent thinkers.

Fall 2021:

Spring 2021:

Fall 2020:

2016-2019:

  • Lecturer (Instructor of Record), Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University:
  1. Special Topics (CS 3891/5891), Introduction to Reinforcement Learning, undergraduate/graduate (Spring 2019 and Fall 2018).
  • Guest Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University:
  1. Special Topics (CS3891/5891), Data Visualization, undergraduate/graduate (Fall 2019).
  2. Projects in AI (CS 4269/5269), Intro to Machine Learning, undergraduate/graduate (Spring 2018 and Spring 2017).
  3. Special Topics (CS 8395), Computation and Cognition, graduate (Fall 2017).
  4.  Special Topics (CS 8395), Computational Mental Imagery, graduate (Fall 2016).
  • Other Teaching
  1. Mock Class: Discover Grinnell. The Importance of Data Visualization (Grinnell College, Fall 2021).
  2. Guest Lecturer. Web-based: Introduction to LaTeX. REU program (Vanderbilt University, Summer 2020).
  3. Guest Lecturer. LaTeX Workshop. REU program (Vanderbilt University, Summer 2019, and 2018).
  4. Mentor. Provided additional mentoring to an REU student (Vanderbilt University, Summer 2018) and a Ph.D. student (Vanderbilt University, Fall 2017).
  5. Lecturer. Algorithms in R. Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to Ph.D. Bridge Program (Vanderbilt University, Spring 2018).
  6. Advisor. Directly advised an REU student and an undergraduate student (Vanderbilt University, Summer 2017).
  7. Lecturer. Introduction to R. Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to Ph.D. Bridge Program (Vanderbilt University, Fall 2017).