Maithilee Kunda

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  • Job Title: Research Scientist II
    College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing
  • Maithilee Kunda compressed

Maithilee (pronounced like "mightily" with a "th") Kunda is a research scientist in the School of Interactive Computing. Her work in artificial intelligence (AI) and computational cognitive systems seeks to understand what role visual representations of knowledge play in learning and intelligent behavior. In particular, her research aims to leverage findings from studies of human intelligence to build increasingly more intelligent machines that approach human-level performance on a variety of tasks, as well as to use innovations in technology and computational modeling to advance basic research into cognition and to create positive, real-world impact in the domains of education and neuropsychological assessment.

She earned her B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013. In 2010, she was named a Foley Scholar by the Georgia Tech GVU Center and as an Anita Borg Memorial Scholar by Google, and in 2014, she was selected to participate in the "Rising Stars in EECS" program for early-career women in EECS sponsored by the MIT and UC Berkeley EECS departments.

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College of Computing, School of Interactive Computing

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  • Created On: Sep 19, 2014 - 8:17am
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