Kiran Tomlinson

PhD Student, Computer Science

Cornell University


Iā€™m a Computer Science PhD student at Cornell University advised by Jon Kleinberg and currently working with Johan Ugander on problems around ranked-choice voting. More broadly, Iā€™m interested in modeling and understanding human behavior (especially choices) through algorithmic and machine learning methods. Last summer, I did research on multi-organization recommendation at Microsoft with Longqi Yang and Mengting Wan. I’ll be returning to Microsoft next summer to work with Jennifer Neville on recommendations in networks.

When away from my desk, I spend my time playing guitar, biking, listening to music, flying quadcopters, bouldering, and playing pool. I have additional interests in spaceflight, Premier League football, and Formula 1.

Recent news

šŸ‘Øā€šŸ« May ‘22 Accepted a Visiting Instructor position at Carleton College for Winter and Spring 2023!

šŸŽ“ May ‘22 Passed my A Exam!

šŸ‘Øā€šŸ’» Dec ‘21 Accepted a summer internship @ Microsoft Research!

šŸ›  Dec ‘21 I hosted WHMD at NeurIPS ‘21 and moderated our speaker Q&A! Watch it here.

šŸ›  Jul ‘21 The Workshop on Human and Machine Decisions was accepted to NeurIPS ‘21!

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Collaboration Network

People are red, papers are blue.

Recent Posts

Electric Guitar Build

Photos and walk-through of my Stratocaster kit build.

Python Quine

A quine is a program that outputs its own source code. Here’s one I wrote in Python.

Wine Rating Data

I tasted and rated 32 wines in Introduction to Wines and I thought the data would be fun to explore. Do I like reds more than whites? French wines more than US wines? Does price correlate with my wine preference?