sarahdean AT eecs DOT berkeley DOT edu
I am a PhD student in EECS at UC Berkeley, working with Ben Recht and affiliated with BAIR and BCCI. I am funded by a Berkeley fellowship and the NSF graduate research fellowship.* I am interested in the intersection of optimal control and learning, as well as applied optimization in computational imaging and machine learning. I am a founding member of Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in computing and Engineering (GEESE).
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, where I studied electrical engineering and math and had the pleasure of working with professors Daniel Lee and Daniel Koditschek. During my time at Penn, I worked as a teaching assistant for several math and engineering courses and became engaged in service learning through my involvement with the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project at Civic House. I grew up in upstate New York, and I like to spend my time pretending to be athletic outside: hiking, biking, sailing, swimming, cross country skiing, climbing.