Nadia AdyNadia M. Ady

CRA-E Graduate Fellow
University of Alberta

Nadia (she/they) is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Alberta supervised by Patrick Pilarski. She earned her B.Sc. in Honors Mathematics at the University of Alberta in 2014. Her research interest lies in curiosity: working both to better understand what happens when humans are curious and how we might offer machine learning algorithms the benefits of curiosity. Over her academic career, she has been involved with student development as a writing tutor, teaching assistant, undergraduate conference organizer, instructional designer, and supervisor of high-school student research. She is passionate about helping others communicate their research and ideas effectively and was recently recognized as an outstanding reviewer at both NeurIPS 2020 and ICLR 2021. When she’s not busy succumbing to her curiosity about curiosity, you can often find Nadia involved in west coast swing—dancing, studying, or teaching.