Irhum Shafkat

Hi! I’m Irhum, a senior pursuing an undergraduate degree in CS at Minerva University. My focus is on applying machine learning to real world problems (particularly with connecting abstract ideas back to the real world), and that’s typically what I also write about here on my blog.

I’m a strong proponent of interdisciplinary thinking. Computer science is wonderful, and while it is necessary, it alone is not sufficient to solve wicked problems such as climate change that society faces. I’m excited to keep up with work in related fields such as systems thinking, computational biology, physics simulations, and so forth, which combine computation with domain expertise in other fields. They are opening up paths to innovative solutions that cross the traditional boundaries of academia, and are essential to solving some of the largest problems in the world, both today and tomorrow.