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INTERESTS
  • Artificial Intelligence 

  • Theory of Mind

  • Cheese

  • Cognitive Robotics 

  • Football

  • Breakfast Cereals 

  • HealthTech

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ASK ME ABOUT
  • Picking a major (or two)

  • Graduate School

  • Applying to universities in the US

  • Interviewing for Jobs

  • Psychology/Neuroscience

  • Test prep

  • Stem majors

Abdullah Zaini

EDUCATION
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University of Pennsylvania

M.S.E Robotics

2021

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University of Pennsylvania

2020

B.S.E Computer Science and Cognitive Science

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Bahrain Bayan School

IB Diploma

2016

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BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Software Engineer at Verily (Google Life Sciences)

  • Led a research group that worked on an autonomous humanoid robot soccer team and competed in international RoboCups in Japan, Canada and Australia. 

  • Spent about a year and a half working on a smart robotic wrist and arm rehabilitation device for stroke survivors that utilized an AI controller to make physiotherapy more cognitively engaging. 

  • Served as college house staff in one of UPenn's dorms for the 3 years.

ABOUT ME

I'm fascinated by humans. How we learn, how we develop, how we do anything really. This fascination drove me to study the mind and artificial intelligence because there are so many parallels between AI and humans. Both AI and humans learn a lot from trying out new things, especially when the first couple of tries don't go as planned. Yes, it's easy to stick to what we already know and not challenge ourselves... But where's the fun in that?!! Don't be afraid to fail. We learn a lot from it. I like cheese.

FAVORITE EMOJI

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