Certificates and Courses

Harvard Summer School Paper

In the summer of 2021, I studied a super-intensive 7 week course from Harvard's DCE titled Introduction to Psychology, which gave me the right grounding to start reading landmark papers in Cognitive Science and Developmental Psychology. 

My Final Paper was based on the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis and explored whether the naming of colors in different languages effects how the speaker perceives those colors. It received top grades!

*We were expected to only summarize three studies that either support or refute a hypothesis. The experiments mentioned in the paper are performed by the respective authors, not me.

Final Paper : Ashwini Chandrashekhar

Machine Learning

I have been fascinated by computational models of the brain, and how they are used to automate decisions, crawl through data,  recognize patters, and 'act like humans' in many ways. Andrew Ng's Deep Learning course and a hands-on workshop from IIIT opened up a world of possibilities for me as a teacher and engineer, and of course made me realize it's just good old calculus! 

My pet ambition is to use Neural Networks to help students get better at 'knowing what they know' (and also what they don't know) using data from their prior performances.