Emma Tosch is a PhD candidate in the College of Computer and Information Sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst working under the supervision of Prof. Eliot Moss and Prof. David Jensen. Her research interests are in programming language design, domain-specific languages, and reproducibility in research. She is particularly interested in building languages and tools for data scientists and social scientsts.
Tosch is currently working on the Explainable AI project, developing experimentation platforms for the evaluation of autonomous agents. She will be defending her PhD in 2020.
Tosch previously worked in the PLASMA Lab under Prof. Emery Berger and in the Computational Intelligence Lab at Hampshire College with Prof. Lee Spector. Her work on SurveyMan has won first place in the 2014 ACM student research competition at PLDI, a best paper award at OOPSLA 2014, and a 2015 Outstanding Synthesis Award in the College of Computer and Information Sciences. She earned her B.A in English Literature from Wellesley College in 2008 before working at a healthcare IT start up. She obtained a post-baccalaureate certificate and M.A. in Computer Science from Brandeis University in 2011.