I am a mathematician and computer scientist in Booz Allen Hamilton's Global Defense Group, where I apply new and existing ideas in machine learning and social network analysis to create models, algorithms, and statistical techniques for analyzing international relations and geopolitical conflicts.

I am also a student in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology where I am pursuing a Masters of Science in Computer Science. I am a member of the Lucy Labs research group.

In addition to my professional work, I am interested in topics in theoretical computer science including algorithms, graph theory, and computability theory. I enjoy spending my free time investigating the computational complexity of games and puzzles.

News:

    • I presented a talk on Verifiable Computation at DC DevFest on 6/14. Read the slides, video forthcoming. (June 2019)
    • I am honored to be one of the awardees of the 2019 DC FemTech Awards, which "honor Washington’s top tech talent who are helping to build the area’s fastest-growing companies and most impactful nonprofit organizations ." (June 2019)
    • I submitted my first theoretical artificial intelligence paper to a major conference! Read it here. (May 2019)
    • My preprint Magic: the Gathering is Turing Complete was the most tweeted academic paper in April according to arXiv Sanity-Preserver! (April 2019)

Education:

M.S. in Computer Science, the Georgia Institute of Technology, ongoing

B.S. in Mathematics with honors, the University of Chicago, 2016

B.A. in Philosophy, the University of Chicago, 2016

Contact:

Email: stellabiderman@gmail.com

Websites: Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Math StackExchange, Academia StackExchange