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Ian René Solano-Kamaikoél/he/him
I am a graduate student
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in computer science at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a graduate research fellow at the Center for Responsible AI at NYU. My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI), information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), and machine learning for social good (ML4SG). Currently, I am researching the accuracy-explainability trade-off in machine learning for public policy applications under the supervision of Dr. Julia Stoyanovich and Dr. Oded Nov. Additionally, under the supervision of Dr. Stoyanovich I am pursuing my master's thesis building transparency and explainability tools for algorithmic hiring.
I am interested in building and evaluating computing technologies that aim to improve the lives of underserved and marginalized communities. I am specifically focused on areas such as community and in-home healthcare, automation and the future of work, environmental justice, and responsible automated decision systems. Prior to attending NYU, I worked as a software engineer
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for various New York City technology startups. Some of my most recent work includes creating open-source software to make robots for biologists and writing software to help build educators into entrepreneurs. Outside of academic activities, I am an avid Muay Thai
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practitioner, I enjoy reading (specifically about politics, race, technology, economics, climate justice, and Puerto Rican
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/Latinx studies), and love to cook — plus I have been known to eat.