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Krithika Iyer

High School Student

Krithika Iyer is a senior at the IB World School at Plano East Senior High School. She is an active mathematics and cognitive science researcher who has worked on Bayesian decision support systems for mammograms, analyzing cancer mutations, and Bayesian knowledge traces for mind theoretic applications. Krithika has been recognized at international science competitions for her work and has submitted a paper to a peer-reviewed journal. Outside of research, Krithika runs the SmartStart Initiative, a non-profit focused on leveraging technology in order to increase access to education. She is also a language enthusiast and can speak 4 languages, including English, Spanish, Hindi, and Tamil. As a researcher in the Quantitative Criticism Lab, Krithika combines her passions for language and computer science when working on machine learning and text classification projects.