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Student Profile: Paige Tuttosi

August 26, 2021
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Computing Science doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences

I have previously studied Archaeology, Humanities (Asian Religion), French, Statistics and Computer Engineering. My road to my PhD has been a long one, but I believe that every part of it has been valuable. In my free time I like skiing, ballet and hiking and doing agility with my dogs!

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I have a long academic history and in the end I have found having a supervisor who is supportive and encouraging is the most important thing when choosing where to study, and I found that at SFU!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

My research focuses on how robots can process and replicate human-like characteristics, such as speech, emotions and movement. Currently I am very interested in how robots can be used to preserve and teach minority languages.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

Collaborating with the other students and supervisors in my labs.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship - as a more mature student I tend to have a lot of extra financial commitments. My award and fellowship have allowed me to focus more on my studies and take on less work on the side.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?

Visit this site to learn more: https://www.rosielab.ca/

 

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