Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Study
Mathematics and Computer Science
2019 - present
As a senior at Harvard University, Noah completed a joint AB/SM degree
in Mathematics and Computer Science. He is developing a greater
understanding of the theoretical reasons behind the success of today’s
deep learning methods. These methods use neural networks to perform
tasks that could revolutionize technologies as seemingly unrelated as
language translation and self-driving cars. Noah will pursue his PhD at
Institution of Technology.
Noah has also applied neural networks to learn algorithms for social
choice that maximize social welfare while respecting the incentives of
individuals who provide inputs to the algorithms. He has further
contributed to the theory of communication complexity, which involves
structuring communication between computers in the most efficient way to
solve a given problem. Some of his work in communication complexity is
motivated by cryptography – generating efficient algorithms for two
parties to communicate securely and efficiently.
In 2015 Noah won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research
in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most
prestigious pre-college science and mathematics competition. His honors
also include a Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduate students who
intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering.
Noah is a New Jersey native who grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He
was a member of the Harvard club tennis team and plays piano.