Molly Q Feldman
I'm a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of
Computer Science at Cornell University where I have the privilege to have Erik Andersen as my advisor. Haym Hirsh and François Guimbretière complete my special committee. I received my
B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Swarthmore College
in May 2015.
I research educational technology, focusing on how to provide better automated and human-based feedback
for procedural disciplines, such as K-12 math and intro programming. As part of this work, we've built a system to automatically diagnose student misconceptions in K-12 math.
We are currently exploring ways to bridge the automated vs. human feedback gap by using human computation. I am also passionate about understanding how to better teach programming through better language and tool design. I am grateful to work with great collaborators on these projects!
- Passed my thesis proposal! Thanks to my committee for helpful commentary and insight about future work. [November 2018]
- I am serving as the Head TA for Cornell's Masters level Crowdsourcing and Human Computation course this fall [August 2018]
- I served on the Artifact Evaluation Committee for OOPSLA 2018 [July 2018]
- I participated in Cornell's Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Practicum and presented our work in a poster entitled "What Really Happens in Office Hours? Characterizing Feedback in Introductory Programming Courses" [May 18]
- Head TA for Introduction to Computing Using Python, Cornell University, Profs. Lillian Lee & Erik Andersen [Spring 2017] and Prof. Graeme Bailey [Summer 2018]
- Head TA for Foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Cornell University, Professor Bart Selman [Fall 2015]
- Numerous classes at Swarthmore College: Introduction to Computer Science,
Data Structures and Algorithms, Linear Algebra, Honors Multivariable Calculus
- I work with math Professor Bob Strichartz teaching 2nd - 6th grade math students in the Ithaca area
- I taught Scratch to 7th and 8th grade girls at Cornell's Expanding your Horizons conference
- I taught programming as a GRASSHOPR fellow with Geoff Pleiss at Trumansburg Middle School
- I volunteered with the American Association of University Women for their TECH Savvy workshop
You can reach me at molly near cs.cornell.edu or @feldmanmolly.
I am from the beautiful, tiny state of Rhode Island, so I put together my place/food recommendations and my 1-day tour here.