Personal:

Brief Bio: Having been born in Russia, I moved to Canada when I was 8 years old. I attended the University of Toronto Schools from grade 7 through 12. I am completing (June 2012) a B.Sc., joint in Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Toronto in Canada; and will pursue my graduate degree at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the field of computer vision (at CSAIL), as of September 2012.

Interests: I have a deep interest in learning and education. I am a believer in the online educational movement (e.g. in the form of EdX). I have been selected to be on Google's Anita Borg Alumni Global Planning Committee for improving education and female representation in computer science. I am a member of the MIT Graduate Student Committee on Digital Learning (GSDL). I was part of the 6.mitx initiative (summer 2013), supervising a team of undergraduates to build a video annotation tool.

Hobbies: My free time is mostly spent drawing and dancing (activities involving the right side of my brain, to give the left one a break). I like to relax, either with canvas in hand, painting and sketching; or else, with my Latin dance shoes on, practicing some salsa shines. Preferred vacation spots include mountains - for long, thought-filled, hikes (the picture on my home page was taken in the B.C. mountains).

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My husband is a quantum physicist but shares many of my own interests and hobbies.

My brother is a future robotics engineer. He makes amazing things for his age!