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Ashley Malkin

Ashley Malkin is a junior at Greenwich High School. She is a research assistant at Shen Lab: Law, Ethics, Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence, and she was a research intern in computational neurolinguistics at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research. Her research interests focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence and neuroscience, and she is passionate about developing neurotechnology in a safe, ethical way. Her research project Development of a Readily Accessible Machine Learning Diagnostic for Early-Stage Mild TBI Using Eye Tracking Methods was designed to reduce bias and won a Grand Award in Translational Medicine at Regeneron ISEF. She presented her research designing a machine learning system to find new treatments for neurological disorders at the 2023 World Congress of Neuroscience in Spain. Ashley has been honored for her writing and speaking on neuroethics by the NIH and Simply Neuroscience. She is the founder of ScienceGirls!, a free STEM mentorship program to inspire girls to explore science and technology. In her free time, Ashley enjoys creative writing, playing squash, and curling up on the beach with a good book.