Hi all. My name is Jessica Wu, and I’m a first-year graduate student in EECS. I work for Professor John Wyatt, studying information coding methods for retinal stimulation. As some background, I focused on signal processing as an undergraduate, but I have always had an interest in merging biology, specifically neuroscience, and engineering, exactly why my current project fits me so well. Plus, I get the opportunity to work with all sorts of people in many different fields.
One of the reasons I decided to attend graduate school is because I hope to go into academia. Along with research, I also love teaching - I TA-ed my first semester at MIT, and I plan on doing so again in the future.
Outside of school, I usually spend my free time with friends or, if I want to be alone, playing video games or reading. I also play the clarinet on occasion, and I enjoy going to musicals or the theater when I get the chance. I am still getting used to the living in the very urban Boston, but there are tons of things to do, and I plan on really discovering this city during my time here.