James Spann

MIT Department: Media Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology
Faculty Mentor: Sandy Pentland
Website: LinkedIn


I am a fourth-year student of Computer Science with an immersion in Mathematics at Rochester Institute of Technology. I enjoy Fencing, 35mm Film Photography, and Creative Writing. My research interests are centered around on Data Science and Human Computer Interaction, and their applications in fields such as Cryptocurrency. I am always excited to lean out of my comfort zone to learn something new, and believe that variation in both perspectives and ideas makes way for tools that can benefit members of a given community. I plan on applying what I learn in my undergraduate degree to an academic career where I can help to build the tools that make technology more accessible and easier to use.