Victoria Young

Victoria Young 

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Major: BS Computer Science (Tracks: Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence)

Year: Pre-Junior

Hometown: Tega Cay, SC

I chose this major because... I fell in love with computer science when I took my first comp sci class in high school. I love the dynamic industry and being on the forefront of new technologies and innovation.

Favorite Course: I took an honors course about animation and cartoons, and it was really interesting because I had never analyzed cartoons that deeply before. I learned a lot about the time and energy that goes into animation and the history behind it.

Clubs/Extracurricular Activities: Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Drexel ACM SIGCHI

Co-ops I've done:

  • Applied Researcher, Dynamic Imaging Systems, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ.
    • I am working with deep neural nets and facial recognition technology to try to identify suspects in videos.

Favorite thing/place at Drexel: The Rush Garden. It is actually really peaceful and nice to just sit and enjoy the weather when you need a little break.

When I'm not at Drexel, I'm... either at a tournament for frisbee or volunteering at Petsmart helping to adopt cats out for PAWS. I also really enjoy going to events around Philadelphia like festivals and free music shows.

When you are in Philadelphia, I think you should... visit the Kimmel Center for shows and try the cheesesteaks at Pat's and Geno's (and decide for yourself which is better!)

Advice to new/incoming CCI students: Don't be nervous to go to the teachers for help or just to talk. CCI has awesome faculty members who love talking to students about anything. Also, remember your advisor is there to help you, so use them if you need to!

What is your dream job? Game Developer in an independent start-up.

Favorite Animated Character: Pocahontas

Bio:

Hi, my name is Victoria and I'm a Computer Science major here at Drexel. I participated in the STAR research program and also did research in Germany a couple years ago. I was born in Mississippi, moved to Texas for elementary and middle school, and then to South Carolina to finish out high school. I am passionate about technology and how humans interact with technology. I am specifically interested in making all technologies easy to use for everyone. I'm also an avid gamer, so let me know if you ever want to play!