Brianna Richardson

Computer Scientist

Who am I?

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. My current research interests are a medley of my passions: culture, technology, and ethics.

My undergraduate research experience is composed of a variety of applied Computer Science. Mainly in the field of Bioinformatics. I have worked in several academic institutions, applying machine learning and data analytics techniques to a variety of data, from Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma biopsies to gestational biopsies for Ulcerative Colitis prognosis. This experience with applied machine learning invigorated my love for the field and my interests in analyzing the domains that we use such a predictive toolset.

My technical expertise is also supported by industry experience and personal projects. I have extensive software engineering skills from my time at B&D Consulting, where I worked on a hyperledger technologies. This experience allowed me to develop web and mobile application development skills. Furthermore, my Senior thesis allowed me the opportunity to develop a web application that is currently being used on my alma mater campus.

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Presentations, Proceedings, & Publications

Alikhademi, K., Richardson, B., Ross, K., Sung, J., Gilbert, J., Kwon, W.S., Chattaraman, V. (in press). AI-Based Technical Approach for Designing Mobile Decision Aids. Human Factors.

Alikhademi, K., Richardson, B., Martins, J., Chattaraman, V., Kwon, W.S., Gilbert, J. (in press). Systematic Evaluation of a Conversational Voice User Interface for Decision-making. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).

Sherman, I., Smarr, S., Smith, T., Richardson, B., Gilbert, J. (2018). Exploring Culturally Responsive Game Development. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Urban Education, Nassau, Bahamas.

Alikhademi, K., Mack, N., Ross, K., Richardson, B., Chattaraman, V., Kwon, W.S., Gilbert, J. (2018). Implementing MODA: A Multi-Strategy, Mobile, Conversational Consumer Decision-Aid System. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Richardson, B., Birzu, G., Menon, R., Korolev, K. (2017). The Story in the Stomach: the Statistical Analysis of Gut Microbe Communities in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Phoenix, AZ.

Richardson, B., Baryshnikova, A. (2016). The Yeast Deletion Collection: Compilation, Distribution, and Analysis of the Yeast Phenome. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FL.


Programming: Python, Matlab, R, Java
Software Engineering: MEAN, MERN, PHP, CSS, Java, HTML, HTML5
Version Control: GitHub & Bitbucket
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, MacOS
Database Management: MySQL, MongoDB, Firebase

Work Experience

June 2018 - August 2018

Blockchain Intern

B&D Consulting

Hagerstown, Maryland, US

June 2017 - August 2017

Research Intern

Boston University, Bioinformatics Department

Boston, Massachusetts, US

June 2015 - August 2017

Research Intern

Princeton University, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Princeton, New Jersey, US

May 2016 - August 2016

Research Intern

College of Charleston, Department of Computer Science

Charleston, South Carolina, US


2018 - Present

Ph.D. Human Centered Computing

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida, US

2014 - 2018

B.S. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland, US

2014 - 2018

B.S. Computer Science

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland, US

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Last Updated: July 2019


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