If you are a GW CS student looking for the inclusivity survey, it is now closed, and the responses were used to inform a proposal to the department which ultimately led to the formation of the CS Department Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee. Email me (obroadrick at gwu dot edu) if you have any questions or thoughts on this topic!
My research interests are broad and forming. I like thinking mathematically, and I've particularly enjoyed working on projects that have social impact.
Since 2020 I've been working on a team led by Professor Poorvi Vora on statistical risk-limiting audits (RLAs) which validate election results within rigorous error bounds. I've enjoyed working on both the theory and implementation, contributing to our open source audit software. My first paper will appear shortly in Voting '22, and additional manuscripts presenting novel audits and related results are currently being drafted. In April 2022, I presented a poster on some of this work at the GW SEAS R+D Showcase.
I am working with Professor Bhagi Narahari to develop a scheduling algorithm for neural network tasks using an imprecise computation model. I will report results here. Some of our progress is reflected in this repository.
With Professor Robert Pless and three peers, I am working on a search utility that uses image key points to improve on existing hotel recognition methods, especially for query images with high occlusion. An existing search utility is used by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for sex trafficking investigations.
I love helping folks learn. I have been tutoring math, physics, and computer science since I was in high school. Since then I have tutored for the GW Athletics Department, and I currently tutor high school students for a local Washington, DC company. If you're here for my tutoring, please fill out this form. I have worked as an instructional assistant for the past several semesters, including leading my own lab sections in Fall '21 and Spring '22:
"They did not die! I never said died. We lost them, I said. We lost them and we cannot find them." -Tolkien