Melody Xu

All Disciplines Postgraduate Award - History

Melody Xu is a 2018 graduate of New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a focus on the History and Philosophy of Intelligence. Following her education, she worked as a program manager with the Play and Learning Across a Year (PLAY) project, collaborative research initiative by 65 researchers from 45 universities across the United States and Canada. It serves as a model system for doing development science from a “big data” approach. Through these experiences, she developed an interest in history and philosophy of science, with a focus in artificial intelligence and developmental psychology. During her time at Cambridge, she will pursue an independent research project about the chid-A.I. metaphor in science and society. While in the UK, she hopes to continue her developmental psychology research career and explore the various libraries across the country.