How did the Inspirit Program affect your career journey?
“As a CS major at the University of Illinois right now, I get the chance to explore multiple areas of CS in the upcoming years... [the program] has developed my interest for AI... I'm excited to explore.”Varun M.University of Illinois / Object Detection from Street Images Project
“Through this program, I got to learn so much more about the real world applications of AI and apply what I learned with a group of amazing people on a project aimed at tracing the lineage of COVID strains. My academic journey was greatly influenced by this program as I met so many amazing people and learned so much!”Preethi K.Carnegie Mellon University / COVID-19 Lineage Project
“Before this class, I had pictured my college experience lasting four years with me joining a tech company as a software engineer after college. Then Inspirit AI class introduced me to new topics that have inspired me to pursue an advanced degree and work towards a research based job.”Jeremy F.University of Washington
An Inspirit Instructor Designing AI for Security & Privacy
How did you choose what you studied in college? How did you end up studying AI?
“I started with breadth: which is why I’m on track to graduate with an EECS degree. Then I took a couple of specialized classes, including the Al class practically by accident.
After taking the Al class with friends, I realized how much I enjoyed it, which lead me to take more classes and become much more involved (including research and work experience).
Although unplanned, the very first class I took on Al was the stepping stone into my current career.”
What research/industry work within AI have you focused on?
“Real-time detection for an embedded device (work experience that included efforts towards a space mission), and exploring Neural Net Splitting for model infringing, and manipulating models for feature determination and removal of hidden biases.”