Emily Fan

Intro

I am a junior 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 cognitive science to scientifically approach how we think. I hope to apply my skills and education 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.

I hope to apply my skills and education to address some of the biggest challenges society faces today.

Projects

(WIP) Personal Scheduling Tool
Estimates whether or not you can meet your deadlines on time given your commitments and health needs. Current prototype integrates Google spreadsheet and Google calendar.
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. (Unfortunately, it got taken down by Facebook for using "FB" in "FBlocker.")
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.

Contact

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

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/iamef/

Github: https://github.com/iamef

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