MSc Computer Engineering student at Collegio Superiore, University of Bologna. I graduated summa cum laude with a BSc in Computer Engineering in July 2020 and started my master’s in September 2020.

I worked as a research intern on computer vision and robotics at the Robotics and Mechatronics lab of the University of Twente, Netherlands, writing a SLAM algorithm that can generate semantically-segmented maps of the environment. During my bachelor’s, I also explored experimental and computational economics, writing and publishing a paper on the impact of machine learning in economics. I kept following this interest during my master’s, taking additional courses in microeconomics and game theory and working on a thesis project in computational industrial organization. I’m interested in pursuing a research career in computational economics and data science, through funded PhD opportunities in economics, operations research, applied mathematics or computer science.

I built a strongly quantitative bachelor’s and master’s study path and attended additional courses in Collegio Superiore about other topics that interested me but weren’t included in my degree’s study plan.

Currently I’m on Erasmus at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, consolidating quantitative reasoning skills and knowledge of the theoretical foundations of machine learning and mathematical optimization.

During my master’s I worked both in university, TAing my bachelor’s Software Engineering course, and as a teacher in high school, teaching a full course in programming as well as an advanced course preparing students for programming competitions.

Other interests include natural language processing, graph theory and its applications, FOSS software development, which I am exploring by, for example, working on a NLP research project with my tutor at Collegio Superiore, following additional courses at UPC and contributing to FOSS projects such as GemRB.

In my free time I play the bass, cook or go running outside. I like reading, watching movies, playing video games and going to the theater. I also acted for a while.

You can reach me on GitHub and LinkedIn, or by e-mail at kmfrick98 at gmail.com.