Hello! :) I'm an undergraduate from Mongolia, double-majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy at Haverford College. I'm curious about reimagining what technology would look like if it was developed by underrepresented communities. I'm currently investigating Fairness in Networks, advised by Professor Sorelle Friedler.

Previously, I interned in Professor Adish Singla's Machine Teaching group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. I also audited low-resource language datasets with Google Research and Masakhane NLP. Before then, I spent time at the MIT Media Lab, studying Computational Thinking with Dr. Natalie Rusk and Professor John Dougherty. I also investigated the digital divide in Mongolia under Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to it, Growth Mindset under FLAMEnet co-led by Jen Heemstra and perception of iridescence with Professor Suzanne Amador Kane in her biophysics lab.

Currently searching for a PhD or Research in Industry opportunities starting in the summer/fall of 2022.


Clustering via Information Access in a Network
Hannah Beilinson,
Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh, Ashkan Bashardoust, Sorelle Friedler, Carlos Scheidegger and Suresh Venkatasubramanian
Submission to FAccT, 2022

Quality at a Glance: An Audit of Web-Crawled Multilingual Datasets
Isaac Caswell, Julia Kreutzer, Lisa Wang, Ahsan Wahab, Daan van Esch, Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh, et al.
In Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (MIT Press), 2021
Previously, in AfricaNLP Workshop, EACL, 2021

Iteration with Intention: Project-Based Learning of Computational Thinking
Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh and John Dougherty
In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2020
[In Proceedings] [Poster]

Maladaptive Coping Predicts Fixed Mindset in Asian Students
Jenny Yu
, Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh, Meredith A. Henry, Louise K. Charkoudian, Benjamin Le, Lisa A. Corwin, and Jennifer M. Heemstra
Abstracts of the Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference (SETOP), 2020

Multispectral imaging reveals the design of iridescent visual signals in peacocks & related pheasants
Kane, S.A., Xia, S., Fang, R., Lu, Y., Ulzii-Orshikh, N., Wu, J., Dakin, R.
In Abstracts of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference (Oxford University Press), 2020

Management Psychology
Altantsetseg Tuvden and Nasanbayar Ulzii-Orshikh
Arildal Publishing, 2019


The 114th Congressional Co-sponsorship Network: Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
Explored three representations of the 114th Congressional co-sponsorship network — information access signatures, adjacency matrix, and representation with node2vec — using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to find and experimentally validate a computationally less expensive pipeline of information access clustering (Beilinson et al. 2020).

Algorithmic Guarantee of Equity: Solving the Registrar Problem
Designed a new algorithm that guarantees a structurally equitable allocation of resources based on a feasibility of circulation problem, solved using the Max-flow min-cut theorem, and provided its qualitative analysis against the baseline approach (p. 10-13).

Faster K-Nearest Neighbors with Locality-Preserving Hashing
Designed a new Locality-Preserving Hashing algorithm for KNN, achieving (analyzed a posteriori) a minimum accuracy of 87% within 1/10th of the time by the classic algorithm (Hal Daumé III (2017). A Course in Machine Learning, 33.).

Iris Form
Implemented from scratch a Convolutional Neural Network on a personally collected human iris dataset and experimentally confirmed the consistency in the model's knowledge system.


Understanding Cognitive Affordances
Tracing the historical progression of how logicians have conceptualized the way that the mind comes to grips with the world: Aristotle's terms, Kant's intuition and concept, Wittgenstein's object name and pictorial form, and Frege's sense (Sinn) and designation (Bedeutung).

On Kant’s Abstracting of Rules
Exploring how the Kantian logical framework, in contrast to the Aristotelian one, explains judgments through analogies.

So What Exactly is a ‘Tree’ Again?
Attempting to understand how concepts mediate the world and the mind with the help of John McDowell, Charles Travis, and Danielle Macbeth.

Recollecting Errors
A meditation on Plato's argument on the innateness of knowledge.

Knowledge: Its Origin & Consequences
A comparative analysis of "knowledge" across Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, and Kant.


Product Manager Intern, Tomujin Digital
Researched the commercial potential of YODA, a $2,000,000 in valuation digital counseling platform for low-income college applicants, and launched its early release, achieving a 93% conversion rate for students and 79% for counselors.

Chief Technology Officer, One Minute
Co-founded an ed-tech social enterprise, valued at $50,000 by Shark Tank, to change the way rural Mongolian students plan their education. Currently at 25,000 followers on Facebook.