Sam Westby
Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.

   ― Ted Chiang, The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate


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Samuel Westby

Updated October 5th, 2022

I am a third-year PhD at the Network Science Institute of Northeastern University. My interests are (1) human cooperation, (2) team performance, (3) artificial intelligence, and (4) blockchain. Currently, I am studying how to approximate mental models with AI and the effects of machine interventions in small human teams.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with majors in Mathematics and Psychology and a minor in Computer Science. There I worked on modeling temporal Reddit data, modeling pedestrian walking paths, and visualizing and modeling data from a fleet of Fitbits.

Previously, I interned at Blackthorne Capital Management and Starkey Hearing Technologies. At Blackthorne, I was a software development intern working on a predictive analytics application built with Java's Eclipse Rich Client Platform. At Starkey, I was an iOS app development intern using Xamarin/C# with Starkey's suite of iPhone apps.

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