Molly Feldman

Position: Visiting Professor
Pronouns: she/her
Office: TCL 209
Phone: TBD
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: cs.williams.edu/~molly

Education

  • Ph.D., Cornell University 2020
  • M.S., Cornell University 2018
  • B.A., Swarthmore College 2015

Interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Programming language design & analysis
  • Evaluation methodologies
  • Cognitive modeling

Biography

While at Cornell University working on her PhD, Molly applied computational techniques to build systems for math education, introductory computer science, and writing. Her research has appeared in both HCI and programming languages venues. She also spent much of her time coordinating, listening, and giving talks as part of [email protected] As an educator, she’s been involved in the development of courses on crowdsourcing & human computation, introductory computer science, and artificial intelligence.

Research

Molly’s research broadly considers how we can use models of people and their practices to inform the design of computational systems. She’s particularly interested in studying how computational methods that are newly practical, such as program synthesis and crowdsourcing, can be adapted to solve complex human problems in meaningful ways. To accomplish these goals, she uses methods from human-computer interaction, programming languages, cognitive science, and cooperative work.