About Me

Iris Seaman is a PhD student at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, advised by Professor Jan-Willem van de Meent. Before coming to Northeastern, she earned her BS and MS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, working with David Wingate. She also worked in the Brain and Cognitive Science Department at MIT, leading the special application of a goal inference project under Josh Tenenbaum and Vikash Mansinghka. Iris’ areas of research include Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, and Machine Learning, and her current research focuses on agents reasoning on the mental state of other agents; she is interested in furthering research that will allow machines to interact with humans in a way that will improve human life.

A Bit About Me

My name is Iris Rubi Seaman. I spent half my childhood in south Texas and the other half visiting my extended family in Mexico. I was raised by the most independent mother. I married my husband while doing my undergrad in Salt Lake City. We have a chihuahua named Zara. She is a very important member of our family.

I love painting, sketching, singing, dancing, exercising, and taking long walks. I take pride in having a work life and a family life. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe in Science. I believe in Love. I believe in God.