Natalie Lao

Ph.D. Candidate

Natalie is a PhD student at MIT majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Natalie’s work focuses on democratizing machine learning by developing tools and curricula to help empower people of all ages and backgrounds in gaining ML literacy and creating their own applications.

Master’s Thesis: “Developing cloud and shared data capabilities to support primary school students in creating mobile applications that affect their communities”

PhD Thesis: “Reorienting Machine Learning Education Towards Tinkerers and ML-Engaged Citizens”