I’m Rachel, and I’m a cofounder of fast.ai and the assistant instructor for this course. I’m interested in the use of deep learning for social good, for medicine, and in under-funded areas. I’m also VERY interested in education (how deep learning is taught) and diversity within the field. I have a math PhD, and have worked in the past as a quant, Uber data scientist, backend engineer, and instructor (teaching calculus and full-stack web development). I’m originally from Texas, but have lived in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, before I moved to the Bay Area 5 years ago.
This course is a novel approach to teaching deep learning, and I’m interested to see what parts people find hardest, as well as what applications everyone is interested in.
Outside of data science, my hobbies are hiking, yoga, writing about diversity, and playing with my daughter. I’m looking forward to meeting you all!
If you’re interested, introduce yourself by posting to this thread with:
- your background
- why you’re interested in deep learning
- what you hope to get out of this course
- hobbies and interests