Vivian Tsai studies computer science by day and solves puzzles, sends snail mail, and struggles with writer's block by night. Read what she's been up to below.
B.S. in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University (May 2019)
research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University's ArticuLab (summers 2017, 2018; sponsored by CRA-W, NSF)
chair of Women in Computer Science (Johns Hopkins University's official ACM-W chapter)
Machine Translation working on a word alignment model with my extremely brilliant (and sometimes funny?) friends, BP and BW (initial proposal here)
Women in Computer Science hosting Ada Lovelace's birthday party (aka, end-of-semester celebration for WiCS); also, quoted in this article on gender barriers in CS
Piano on hiatus from Chad Bowles's studio (The Peabody Conversatory); last heard working on Chopin's g min ballade
Journalism finalist for Wogrammer's Fall 2018 Journalism Fellowship
Creative Writing most recently published in Up the Staircase Quarterly
Book Collecting quoted in this article regarding the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize
Recently finished Birds of America (Lorrie Moore), Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak), The Illicit Happiness of Other People (Manu Joseph), A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
Up next The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (Ken Liu), Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari), The Last Equation of Isaac Severy (Nova Jacobs), Tenth of December: Stories (George Saunders)
12 Dec drove a pickup truck for the first time!
01 Dec successfully made ice cream cakes from (not quite) scratch
26-28 Sep presented a poster at Grace Hopper (Celebration of Women in Computing)
13 Sep opened a soda can for the first time
04 Aug day trip to Ohiopyle!
19-20 Jul Lord of the Rings movie marathon at the ArticuLab (for which I attempted to make lembas and failed)
12-19 Jul tagged eight people during a game of Assassin (but was ultimately ambushed)
14-16 May presented research paper in Singapore (and crossed multiple bridges)
20-21 Apr gave research talk at an ACM-W conference (and got a free umbrella with color-changing Android bots!)
22 Mar saw The Band's Visit on Broadway
02-04 Feb attended an AI student workshop in New Orleans