I'm Aron Szanto. I study computer science and economics at Harvard, working jointly towards my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I'm also Product Engineering Manager at MarketFactory, a New York-based fintech startup. There, I'm leading our R&D effort to merge cutting-edge research in machine learning and high-performance computing with macroeconomics to change the way that the world exchanges currencies. At school, my work focuses on artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, big data and distributed systems, and machine learning. Right now, my research focuses on the ways in which fake and real news spread differently, building models to allow us to identify fake news before it diffuses widely. When I'm not working, you'll find me on the ultimate frisbee field with Harvard's nationally competitive D-I team Red Line, playing cello in an orchestra or chamber ensemble (that's my cello in the picture, and a recording in the media section!), or hacking on an open source project. Other things you should know about me: my first name is properly spelled Áron and pronounced ɑ'rõn (AH-rown), since my multicultural parents wanted to be very authentic. I love coffee, dogs, and cooking. I'm terrible at singing, but I'm a great whistler. And though many have tried, you'll never be able to convince me that there's a city better than New York.