Hey there! I’m Stan and I am a masters student in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. I work on information diffusion in networks with Prof. Devavrat Shah at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT and Bano Banerjee at Twitter. Previously, I studied mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science as an undergraduate at MIT.The two focal points of my work at the moment are:
- Understanding and building intelligent, adaptive complex systems.
- Developing systems to aid creative discovery in mathematics, science, engineering and art.
I was hooked.
Since then, I’ve worked on
- building a 3D graphics and animation system from scratch
- making news actionable for the greater good
- dynamics of traffic jams and control strategies for traffic smoothing [paper]
- AI for autonomous mobile robots (like this one or this one)
- cortical machine learning algorithms
- simulating the statistical mechanics and self-organization of biological systems
- machine learning and vision algorithms to help study how embryos develop over time
- detecting the onset of signals in the presence of noise
- investigating how people learn unfamiliar tasks through feedback
- Trends and Discovery at Twitter
and various other side/class/research projects.
Some of my work has been featured in the press:
MIT Mobile Autonomous Vision-Based Robot
Predicting Trending Topics on Twitter
My Erdős number is <= 3.
At MIT, I lived on putz, the second floor of the west parallel of the East Campus dormitory. There I was surrounded by hackers, makers, artists, scientists and many other awesome people who defy categorization.