Splash Biography

ALYSSANDRA ORTANEZ, Cornell Freshman: Interdisciplinary studies

Major: Biomedical Engineering: CoE

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Alyssandra Ortanez is current undergraduate freshman at Cornell University, originally from the California Bay Area. She is currently in the College of Engineering for Biomedical Sciences, but is in the process of switching to Arts and Sciences for an interdisciplinary major. Her academic interests include: Linguistics, Biology, Policy, Asian American Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies. She aspires to end the disparities that create social inequality through STEM and Ethnic Studies.

Past Classes

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?656: Artificial Intelligence, Genetics, and Logistics: How to Code a Human! in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a growing field of computer science and engineering. AI has been displayed across the media in numerous movies, TV shows, and even in the news as more innovations and discoveries are made. However, AI presents the issue of human simulation. Simulations cannot be programmed to replicate humans precisely and perfectly. This class gives students the opportunity to examine the definition of AI through a program that simulates Mendelian genetic crosses, as well as the practical and ethical problems associated with human simulation. Ideals, assumptions, and laws will be discussed as an overarching theme.