Sierra Wyllie

Sierra Wyllie

Student of Engineering Science at the University of Toronto

University of Toronto Engineering Science

CleverHans Lab

Biography

I am a second year engineering science student at the University of Toronto. I am currently a member of the CleverHans Lab under Nicolas Papernot at University of Toronto and the Vector Institute. My research interests include fairness and security for trustworthy ML.

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Interests
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Trustworthy Machine Learning
Education
  • BaSC in Engineering Science - Machine Learning, 2025

    University of Toronto

  • HS Diploma, 2020

    Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science

  • HS Diploma, 2020

    Henry Clay High School Liberal Arts Academy

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Research Intern
May 2021 – Present Toronto
Investigating fairness in machine learning, mentored by Prof. Nicolas Papernot in the CleverHans trustworthy machine learning lab.
 
 
 
 
 
Electrical and Software Engineering Intern
Jun 2020 – Aug 2020 Lexington, KY
Assembled electrical components currently aboard the International Space Station for client R&D projects. Introduced artificially intelligent and autonomous solutions including UIs, fluid detection and direction tracking, and phase microscopy.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Student
Western Kentucky University
Jan 2018 – May 2020 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Built classification system using ML in sci-kit Python on CICIDS-2017 dataset. Presented at regional conferences, such as ACM Mid-Southeast, and won best undergraduate poster. Also conducted a survey of metaheuristics for load balancing in WKU Cloud Lab’s Bioinformatics Cloud. Presented at WKU Student Reach Conference in March 2019.