About Me

GabrielaTavares

Hello! My name is Gabriela and I am a computer engineer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am currently a 3rd year PhD student in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech, and my goal as a scientist is to understand and model how our brain makes decisions in highly uncertain environments.

In 2013 I did my first Google internship as a site reliability engineer in London, where I worked on optimizing extraction from a very large ads database. In 2014 I returned to Google for an internship with the Borg team in Zurich, where I developed a tool for automated time series analysis in order to predict potential machine failures.

In 2013 my research on identification of Twitter bots was featured on Wired magazine (and they did a much better job with data visualization than I ever could).

Some of my non-academic interests include traveling, baking, languages, astronomy, running, yoga and classical ballet. My interest in astronomy has resulted in two amateur projects about stars, which you can find in my projects page.

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