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.


    • 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)


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


Email: stellabiderman@gmail.com

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