Emma Yang is a rising high-school junior from New York City. Emma has been a mentee of the Wolfram Research Mentorships Program since 2016 and is a proud alumna of the 2017 Wolfram High School Summer Camp. One of the highlights in her "Wolfram" career was representing Wolfram Research in the White House's Opportunity Project in bringing the power of the Wolfram Language to solve problems using open data. In the past few years, under the guidance of her mentor, Emma has been learning and using the Wolfram Language in many different projects ranging from using computer vision to identify road signs to developing neural networks to detect lung cancer with 95%+ accuracy.
Emma loves to code, and she is madly fascinated by the intersection of technology and health care. Besides being a Wolfram Language enthusiast, Emma is also the founder of Timeless, a mobile app that empowers Alzheimer's patients to stay connected with their loved ones. (You can check it out in the app store!) In her free time, Emma enjoys watching movies, traveling and reading science and historical fiction. Her favorite books are Foundation by Isaac Asimov, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. She also loves the webcomic xkcd for its whimsical combination of science and internet culture.
Emma is excited to share her Wolfram Language and computer science experience with this year's summer camp participants and is also looking forward to learning from everyone's interest and experience.