I am a student studying computer science at The George Washington University. I recently graduated with my BS in Computer Science and Math, and now I'm at GW for one more year for a MS in Computer Science. I'm a proud alum of GW Men's Rowing.

Here is my CV and my GitHub.

Research

My research interests are broad and forming. I like thinking mathematically, and I've particularly enjoyed working on projects that have social impact.

Statistical Election Audits

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 is listed below, and additional manuscripts presenting novel audits and related results are currently being drafted. In April 2022, I presented a poster some of this work at the GW SEAS R+D Showcase.

  • [pdf, video, slides] Oliver Broadrick, Sarah Morin, Grant McClearn, Neal McBurnett, Poorvi L. Vora, and Filip Zagórski, "Simulations of Ballot Polling Risk-Limiting Audits". Seventh Workshop on Advances in Secure Electronic Voting, in association with Financial Cryptography 2022.

Scheduling

With Professor Bhagi Narahari I developed a scheduling algorithm for neural network tasks using the imprecise (approximate) computation model. Some of our progress is reflected in this repository, and I will report additional results here shortly (manuscript being drafted).

Glitter

Hold a sheet of a glitter and enjoy the sparkles. Now rotate it just slighlty. A whole new sparkle pattern has emerged! This high sensitivity to changes in position and rotation make glitter sheets a good candidate for single image camera calibration. Summer 2022, I am working with Professor Robert Pless and peer Addy Irankunda to explore this idea. Semiregular blog posts will document my work at a high level. I've already made posts one, two, and three!

Teaching

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:


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"They did not die! I never said died. We lost them, I said. We lost them and we cannot find them." -Tolkien