This summer we were lucky to have a rockstar set of interns on our tech team. Here’s just a quick look at some of what they accomplished this summer: Andersen Chen worked on models for estimating the way student proficiencies change over time. Most existing methods are focused on point estimates resulting from… READ MORE
Posts by Christina Yu
Christina Yu works in marketing at Knewton. She holds an A.B in English from Dartmouth, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also holds an M.F.A in fiction writing from Notre Dame where she was the Diversity Fellow and Sparks Fellow at Hachette Book Group. In recent years, her fiction has appeared in various literary journals nationwide and has been nominated and cited for several Best American anthologies. Previously, she worked as a lecturer in English at Kean University and Southern Connecticut State. Check out the literary magazine she founded and publishes LitCouture and her blog, English Majors Unite.
In the coming months, we’ll be traveling to some of the most venerated institutions of higher learning to find rockstar engineers — and bring them back to Knewton. We’ll be at Harvard’s Faculty Club on October 9 talking Knerd shop. Click here for all the event details. Check out this… READ MORE
The trek continues! Next up on our tour of the best engineering schools in the country: Cornell. We’ll be talking Knerd shop on October 5 in the beautiful land of Ithaca, NY. Alum David Siegel will be presenting another great Knerd talk. Join us! Check out the Facebook page for… READ MORE
In a few weeks, we’ll be at one of the most venerable seats of higher learning all the world over: Cambridge, Massachusetts. Join us as we cast our genius net at MIT on September 28! Check out the Facebook page for event details!
Over the next few months, we’ll be trekking around the country to visit college engineering programs and recruit a few good Knerds. Our first stop is Carnegie Mellon, which just happens to be the alma mater of two of Knewton’s greatest data scientists. We made a short video about how… READ MORE
This is the latest installment in our blog series highlighting Knerd side projects. I started the literary magazine LitCouture 4 years ago, right after I graduated from an MFA program in creative writing. Using my own network of writers and my knowledge of small presses, I was able to build up… READ MORE
I still remember when I first came to Knewton for my interview over two years ago. I said I was interested in marketing. I was told I could start off in academics drafting verbal coursework. The director assured me that there were plenty of opportunities for “cross-pollination” (at the time,… READ MORE
Knewton Knerds are big fans of NY Graph Meetup—a group devoted to the discussion of graph structures, graph theory, graph databases, and related topics. Why graphs? And why now? According to the group, graph structures and methods are becoming ubiquitous these days: “As the size of datasets being generated, processed,… READ MORE
It’s not news that many U.S. students are unprepared for college. With billions of dollars at stake, not to mention America’s global competitiveness and the success of a generation, the causes the college readiness crisis are worth some serious investigating. Last week, as I browsed Knewton’s Higher Education Today portal,… READ MORE
Working at Knewton, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to think about design trends and how they reflect the importance of “flow”—a mental state of operation in which a person has achieved single-minded immersion and completely focused motivation while performing an activity. The interface of Knewton Math Readiness helps students… READ MORE