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Colin Phillips

Brumley Scholar |

Colin Phillips is a rising senior at UT Austin, majoring in Electrical & Computer Engineering Honors and Mathematics. During the winter of 2019, Colin traveled to Israel as a Data Science and Machine Learning fellow through NYU, where he studied state-of-the-art A.I. technologies and their applications across industries. This sparked his fascination with the ethical and legal implications of defense technologies and their regulation in military applications, which he will explore as a Brumley Scholar. On campus, Colin is involved with Projects with Underserved Communities, where he acts as the Project Manager of a team designing, funding, and constructing a multipurpose community center in Andhra Pradesh, India. He’s also a Product Manager of the Texas Product Engineering Organization, a player on the UT Water Polo Club Team, an organizer for the Freetail Hackers, and a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Colin has researched deep learning within the Oden Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences and interned with the Applied Research Laboratories this past year. He’s hoping to continue research in Human-Computer Interaction and algorithmic justice for his honors thesis and is planning to attend graduate school to earn an advanced degree in Machine Learning.