I have been involved in research since the summer after my sophomore year of high school. I began my research career primarily interested in Brain and Cognitive Science and have had my research interests gradually move through Natural Language Processing to Computational Geometry and Mathematical Art.

I am a member of the Communications Design Group, a new research initiative exploring the future of media and communication. My team is currently exploring interactive 3D video.

I am also interested in the development of fun ways to teach mathematical concepts. Math is beautiful and everywhere, but the current strategies for teaching math often both fail to truly teach the underlying concepts, resulting in mathematical anxiety, as well as making the subject seem tedious and boring. To this end, I regularly volunteer teach novel interactive workshops with the Educational Studies Program at Stanford (and previously MIT).

I have recently started creating videos to share my ideas.

I am an alumna of the Research Science Institute. You can find me on Google Scholar.

 

Publications

Andrea Hawksley, "Art from Everyday Materials Inspires Interest in Mathematics", AAAS, 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting (12-16 February 2015).

Andrea Hawksley, "Fibonacci Lemonade", Math Horizons, Mathematical Association of America, September 2014, page 29.

Andrea Hawksley, "A Binary Dance Workshop", Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (BRIDGES 2014), Seoul, Korea, August 14-19, 2014.

Andrea Hawksley, "Topological Origami Models of Non-Convex Polyhedra", Abstracts from the 6th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (6OSME), Tokyo, Japan, August 10-13, 2014.

Andrea Hawksley and Scott Duke Kominers, "Flipbook Polyhedra", Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (BRIDGES 2013), Enschede, The Netherlands, July 27-31, 2013, pages 619-624.

Andrea Hawksley, "Exploring Braids through Dance: The "Waves of Tory" Problem", Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (BRIDGES 2012), Towson, Maryland, United States, July 25-29, 2012, pages 613-618.

Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Andrea Hawksley, Hiro Ito, Po-Ru Loh, Shelly Manber, and Omari Stephens, "Making Polygons by Simple Folds and One Straight Cut", Revised Papers from the China-Japan Joint Conference on Computational Geometry, Graphs and Applications (CGGA 2010), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Dalian, China, November 3-6, 2010, pages 27-43.

Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Andrea Hawksley, Hiro Ito, Po-Ru Loh, Shelly Manber, and Omari Stephens, "Making Polygons by Simple Folds and One Straight Cut", Abstracts from the China-Japan Joint Conference on Computational Geometry, Graphs and Applications (CGGA 2010), Dalian, China, November 3-6, 2010.

Andrea Hawksley, "An Online System for Entering and Annotating non-Native Mandarin Chinese Speech for Language Teaching", MIT Masters Thesis, August, 2008.

Andrea Hawksley, "Progress Towards a 'Heard Chinese' to Pinyin Translator", MIT Undergraduate Thesis, June, 2007.

Andrea Hawksley, "To Understand Amy: One Student's Path into Autism Research", Imagine Magazine 12(4), March/April, 2005, p. 12-13.
This paper can also be found on the cogito.org website here.