Favour Nerisse
University of Maryland, College Park

Favour Nerrise is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps!), studying Computer Science and Mathematics with minors in Arabic and Global Engineering Leadership. Primarily identifying as Cameroonian, #237, Favour is an advocate of giving back to her community, currently by building her first STEM-focused school in Cameroon. She is currently conducting research with NASA Harvest on estimating cropland using ML techniques and with the Battle Data Lab on visualization recommender systems; she has previously applied AI and ML to research opportunities in novelty-based targeting with NASA JPL for the Mars 2020 Rover, integrated ML and agent-based modeling for hurricane forecast trajectories, and activation map analysis for filtering big data. She currently serves as the Region II Chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers, is a member of the Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board at UMD, and a member of BlackinAI.

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