HAI Graduate Fellow
Favour Nerrise (she/her) is a second-year Electrical Engineering Ph.D. candidate. Her doctoral research is supported by the Stanford Graduate Fellowship, EDGE Fellowship, and NeuroTech Training Program Fellowship. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Mathematics and minors in Arabic and Global Engineering Leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps!). At Stanford University, she serves as as student officer of the Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering committee and as a committee member of the Electrical Engineering Culture, Equity, and Inclusion committee. She is also a Peer Academic Coach for the Center of Teaching & Learning, and an officer in the Black Graduate Student Association and the Black Engineering Graduate Student Association.
Her current research focus is in using geometric connectomics and deep learning to predict AI-driven, digital biomarkers of neurological disorders. She is also currently a PhD resident at Sandbox AQ, a next-gen AI + quantum technology company, and does neurotechnology consulting for start-ups in Silicon Valley and Canada. Favour is dedicated to building communities, teaching, and leadership engineering. In her spare time, Favour loves going to Stanford athletics home games, speed reading science fiction and fantasy books, cooking varied cuisines, trying new outdoor and water sports, and listening to Dutch hip hop.
Department: Electrical Engineering