Emily Fan


I am a sophomore at MIT interested in making the world a better place.

Currently, I’m studying computer science to develop a skill set that can be applied to any field and develop a technical understanding of the capabilities and risks that AI brings to our future; and economics to better understand how we can rigorously evaluate and develop policies to address some of the biggest challenges society faces today.

In the past, I have attempted to tackle news bias with data analysis, procrastination with a tool that blocks Facebook, and climate change.


(WIP) Transcribe Streamed Sound
Auto-transcribe streamed audio such as Zoom lectures on the fly, with notifications when certain keywords come up.
News tools
A Python package with tools for extracting dates, determining if a URL is a news article, and more!
Helicopter Remote App
Redesigned the user interface. Allows users to control their helicopter using an Andriod app!
Locating Object
Used OpenCV to detect an object (gear, box, reflective tape) and calculate the distance and angle to the object.
FBlocker and Timer
A selective blocker to hide notifications, chat, and news feed for a focused Facebook experience (note doesn't work for the current version of Facebook.)
Other Random Things
Smaller projects and random playgrounds such as a script to remind myself to standup every so often can be found on Github.


Leading Econ Books Clubs
Running Effective Altruism @ MIT


Email: emilyfan [at] mit.edu or hello [at] emilyf.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/iamef/

Github: https://github.com/iamef

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