Sharon Chou |  Principal Data Scientist at Amira Learning

Sharon Chou is the Principal Data Scientist at Amira Learning, an early-stage venture-funded startup in edTech. She found resonance with Amira’s mission of applying AI-inspired methods to help young kids learn how to read. Prior to Amira, her data science work leveraged predictive analytics to optimize user experience during tech support, as well as forecasting energy use, customer propensities, and recommending energy cost-saving measures. Her peer-reviewed research publications span across topics such as nanoscale circuit design, statistical methods, and quantum chemistry of materials engineering. She obtained an M.Eng. from MIT and Ph.D. from Stanford. When not typing away (in Python), Sharon is sometimes caught painting surrealist abstracts or spinning needlessly punny poetry.