Alisa is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science in the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory with Dr. Krishna Shenoy and Dr. Jaimie Henderson, co-advised by Dr. Scott Linderman. She is interested in applying novel machine learning methods to improve the decoding performance of intracortical communication brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Specifically, she hopes to help eliminate a key barrier to the clinical use of BCIs by improving their robustness to changes in the relationship between neural activity and behavior over time. Prior to attending Stanford, Alisa earned a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Models & Data from Trinity College. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, social dance, horseback riding and hiking.