I'm a programmer, a brain-geek, and an applied mathematician. I have extensive experience in biological and behavioral neuroscience, mathematical modeling, software development, and web applications.
ProjectsMy latest exhibitions and demos:
The Invisible Fury — an interactive documentary that contains personal accounts of people’s experiences with cancer. Co-produced with Jana Bolotin. Featured in the 2015 Digital Arts and New Media "New Alchemy" Exhibition, and the i-Docs 2016 symposium.
The CASA Machine — as part of an independent study to explore the "Computers are Social Actors" (CASA) effect, I built an artificial intelligence engine to investigate the measurable effects of embodiment and perceived gender on usability. For my work, I received an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student research award in 2010.
PublicationsMy full list of publications is available on Google Scholar, but several recent highlights are:
FIGURE8: A novel system for generating and evaluating figurative language, 2015.
Harmon SM, Jhala A,
Imaginative recall with Story Intention Graphs, 2015.
Taylor SR, Cheever A, Harmon SM,
Velocity response curves demonstrate the complexity of modeling entrainable clocks, 2014.
- Baskin Fellow (2015-2016) — I was one of two students selected to receive this award, based on my academic and research achievements, and my potential to make a difference.
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2014-2015) — I was recognized by students and faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) for excellence and dedication in the classroom.
- Presidential Scholar (2008-2012) — Colby College awards this designation to the top students in admitted classes.
- Dana Scholar (2009) — Dana Scholars are selected on the basis of academic performance and potential leadership.