Computer Science and Mathematics Major
City College Fellow
Anastasiia Timashova is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics. Last summer she worked on Markov chain and group representation theory synthesis research under Professor Benjamin Steinberg. The goal of the research was to learn easier ways of analyzing Markov processes and their mixing times by representing complex operations as matrix multiplications. Currently, she is interested in the intersection of mathematics and computer science, particularly machine learning applications in cybersecurity. Anastasiia is working on a team under Professor Rosario Gennaro that is researching secure two-party computation, and is very excited to see this project help make the Internet a more secure and safe space for users. In the following year, she plans to continue exploring different topics in mathematics and computer science that can help solve interesting problems in both fields. Anastasiia’s personal goal is to help promote education and careers in STEM (and specifically computer science) among women and foster more excellent female professionals in the field.