Profile photo at CSAIL, Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT
Credit: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

elg (at) | Curriculum Vitae
Featured Project

OverCode is a system for visualizing and exploring thousands of solutions to a programming problem. OverCode uses both static and dynamic analysis to cluster similar solutions, and lets instructors further filter and cluster solutions based on different criteria.
News, Travel & Talks

I regularly participate in the following Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) conferences:

  • CHI: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • UIST: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
  • CSCW: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
  • L@S: ACM Conference on Learning at Scale
  • Nov '15 Attending the Rising Stars Workshop for aspiring female faculty, MIT
  • Nov '15 Presenting Foobaz @ UIST
  • Nov '15 Seminar speaker @ Duke University
  • Feb '16 Presenting learnersourcing personalized hints @ CSCW


Journal Papers

Conference Publications

Technical Reports



Selected Press

  • MIT News "Reviewing online homework at scale" March '15, chosen as the MIT homepage Spotlight story
  • The New York Times "Not Too Young for a Patent"
  • Profiled with fellow Intel ISEF winners in Science Magazine Rising Stars (30 May 2003), Science 300 (5624), 1368d.
  • CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, profiled in the segment "America's Bright Future" [transcript]
  • CNN's American Morning, Guest [transcript]
  • Interviewed on Reddit's Upvoted podcast with Jean Yang and Neha Narula. Chosen as one of the A.V. Club's best podcasts of the week.
  • Co-authored WIRED opinion piece: MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters with Jean Yang and Neha Narula
Fellowships and Selected Scholarships

  • Amar Bose Teaching Fellowship, awarded to 3 nominated teaching assistants across MIT.
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
  • Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award ($50,000), given to the top 3 out of 1300 projects at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
  • IEEE President's Scholarship

  • Honorable Mention Award, ACM CHI 2015. Among the top 5% of all submissions.
  • MIT EECS Dept. Masterworks Oral Thesis Presentation Award
  • Inducted into the MIT chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, a national EECS honor society
  • Inducted into the National Gallery for America's Young Inventors


Human-computer interaction, learning@scale, computer science edu.

    I am an EECS Ph.D. candidate in the User Interface Design group advised by Rob Miller.
  • @Google
    Dan Russell and I built a system for helping users not just search, but also learn with Google Books [in submission].
  • @Microsoft Research
    I worked on a system for translating the MuddyCard technique to online lecture videos with Meredith Ringel Morris and Andrés Monroy-Hernández. The work received an Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI '15.
  • @Jerusalem
    I was an instructor and am now the Student President of MIT-MEET, which teaches gifted Israelis and Palestinians computer science and teamwork.
Underactuated robotics

Biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition

    I was an undergraduate researcher in John Guttag's research group, where I created and published a novel algorithm for processing EEGs, and later helped file a patent application on the technology.
  • @Princeton
    I wrote a single-author IEEE journal article with the mentorship of Jack Gelfand, based on my Intel ISEF project, which shared the top award with 2/1300 other projects.