Megan Dass

About Me

Currently a Computer Science student at Georgia Institute of Technology with Sophomore standing, specializing in Intelligence and People, working towards the goal to use Artificial Intelligence for the betterment of society. My passion for AI since middle school has motivated me to take coding classes through Stanford and MIT online programs, learning Python, Java, C++, and HTML, and advanced CS classes in high school. 

Work Experience

Google Computer Science Summer Institute

July 2020                       

Google CSSI

  • Worked with p5, a JavaScript library for creative coding
  • Final project, a COVID-19 case visualizer with the feature to view historic data: https://covid-19-visualizer.glitch.me/       


Yext
Tysons Corner, VA

June 2020 – July 2020

Summer Software Engineer Intern         

  • Full-stack web development for The UPS Store and State Governments’ COVID-19 trend tracking, FAQ, and resources sites
  • Languages used: HTML, SCSS/SASS, Soy Template (Closure Template), and JavaScript


US Naval Research Lab
Washington, DC

June 2019 – August 2019

Summer Intern – Automatically Computing the Complexity of Graphs

  • Ingested JSON formatted data describing the graph to perform graph analyzation
  • Determined if a graph contains a certain element that makes it complex using Python (list, set, and dictionary data structures)


US Naval Research Lab
Washington, DC

July 2018 – August 2018

Summer Intern – Predicting Salient Features in Graphs 

  • Predicted what people will look at first in a graph using Python (list, set, and dictionary data structures) using the cognitive model
  • Used the Levenshtein Distance algorithm to find the “difference” between two words

Research Projects

Harvard Medical School / Spaulding Research Institute          

January 2018 – May 2020

Improving a child’s ability to move remains a highly valued goal for children with motor disabilities. Even small improvements in function that enable a child to reach for an object or walk independently within the home can enhance their quality of life. These improvements can be achieved through rehabilitation therapy in which improvements in motor function are achieved through repetitive practice.

Stanford Machine Learning & Stanford Medical

July 2019 – August 2019

Predicted what an embryo would look like in five minutes given its history using Artificial Intelligence

Stanford Machine Learning & Stanford Medical

July 2019 – August 2019

Classified knee injuries using Artificial Intelligence

 

 

Georgia Tech

August 2020 

Completed: Magic Crop – using AI & the rule of thirds to crop pictures into square headshots: https://poloclub.github.io/magic-crop/

Currently working on a project in the intersection of visualization and AI

Education
&
Online Courses

B.S. in Computer Science
Honors Program Scholar

(2020 - Present)


CS courses: 
Data Structures and Algorithms for Applications, Intro to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science, Linear Algebra


CS courses: 
Artificial Intelligence, Parallel Computing, Computer Vision, AP Computer Science, Foundations of Computer Science


Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math
(2019)


Online Math Course:
Elementary Number Theory



MITx edX
(2017)

Online CS Course:
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python

Stanford Education Program for Gifted Youth - EPGY
(2016)

Online CS Course:
Introduction to Java

Stanford Education Program for Gifted Youth - EPGY
(2015)

Online CS Course:
Intro to C Programming

Activities, Interests, and Clubs

Communications Team
July 2020 – Present

  • Data Ethics Committee – working with the Dean of the College of Computing to integrate data ethics into the curricula of CS classes and creating policies for student organizations to protect student data
  • IT Communications – working on a campus-wide initiative to poll students to gauge their opinions on campus policies in an organized manner

Georgia Tech Women at the College of Computing

August 2020 – Present

  • Women at the College of Computing is a platform to connect like-minded females

CyberPatriot Club

Co-Founder and Co-President
Nov 2018 – May 2020

  • Started club at TJHSST to promote cyber security
  • Taught and prepared teams to excel in the national level, CyberPatriot competition
  • Competed since 2015 and reached semi-finals
  • Reached top 50 out of 3500+ teams

HackTJ Committee

Director of Social Media and Workshops
Aug 2018 – May 2020

  • Maintained social media pages and organizing workshops for the biggest high school hackathon
  • Contacted corporations to secure sponsorship

Sports

  • I play basketball and table tennis whenever I get the chance and have been playing them since I was a kid.
  • I enjoy watching football and follow every game in the playoffs leading up to the Super Bowl.

Founder and President
Oct 2014 – Present

  • Spark interest for STEM in girls from young age
  • Create a close-knit group of like-minded girls
  • Introduce girls to local STEM events and competitions
  • Expand to every elementary and middle school in the county

Awards and Honors

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Yext Grace Hopper Celebration 2020 Scholarship Recipient
July 2020

Yext

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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing
Virginia Affiliate Winner
February 2020

National Center for Women & Information Technology

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AP Scholar with Distinction
July 2019

College Board

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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing
Virginia Affiliate Rising Star
January 2019

National Center for Women & Information Technology

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Best use of the Cisco Webex Teams API Weekly Challenge
November 2018

HackBI

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National AP Scholar
July 2020

College Board

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NSHSS Passion Project Exhibition/Science Fair
2nd prize (STEM & Innovation)
August 2019

National Society for High School Scholars

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National Honor Society
January 2019

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

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MLH
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
November 2018

HackBI

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National Spanish Exam (Level 1 & 2) Gold Medalist
April 2016 & April 2017

National Spanish Examinations (NSE)

Volunteer Work

Techstravaganza

Mentored elementary and middle school students about science experiments

STEM promotion

Guided elementary and middle school students and parents about resources and options to pursue education in STEM

Math Coach

Coached and mentored elementary and middle school math teams for competitions

AI Summit

Mentored middle school students at Artificial Intelligence Summit