About Me

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¡Hola! Soy Ismael.

I’m from both California and Baja California and I am a rising senior (Class of 2019) at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (that’s quite the mouthful) studying computer science and thinking about minoring in hispanic studies or psychology, but let’s see how these last few semesters will play out.

I have been interested in various aspects of computer science research for quite some time now. At Columbia, I have been working on computational linguistics with something near and dear to my heart – Spanish-English codeswitching. I enjoy seeing the intersection of everyday natural communication with machines and how they understand us. But my work doesn’t stop there! This summer of 2018, I’m at UC Berkeley working on cognition and perception of drivers in smart vehicles. I guess there is a pattern here where I like to see how machines can help make human lives more convenient and exciting. I love being challenged and going into new realms of computer science to learn and help — I have definitely been perfectly matched.

If you would like to reach me, you can do so at iv2181@columbia.edu

Here is a beautiful photo of my hometown: Mexicali, Baja California, MéxicoImage result for mexicali