Most recently, she has been looking at low-level evolutionary dynamics to understand the influence of changing environments on genes in genetic architectures.
Her research interests are in theoretical computer science as well as other areas at the intersection of computer science and mathematics.
She learned about the “3SUM Conjecture” when she took a course in computational complexity theory in her freshman year and her subsequent research on that problem has led to important new results that were published the 42 International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science in 2017.
This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs and Microsoft Research are sponsors in alternate years.
Selection Committee: Cristina Nita-Rotaru (Northeastern) Chair, Pieter Abbeel (University of California-Berkeley), Jeff Forbes (Duke University), Elena Grigorescu (Purdue University), Victoria Interrante (University of Minnesota), Andy Ko (University of Washington), Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Harvey Mudd College), and Neil Spring (University of Maryland) Serina Chang is a senior at Columbia University studying computer science and sociology.