Lilly Chin is a graduate student at MIT in Daniela Rus' lab, working towards a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She graduated from MIT in 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Comparative Media Studies. Her technical research interests are in robotics hardware design, especially creating new versatile electrical / mechanical systems in soft robotics, with a focus on soft actuators and tactile sensors.
Lilly is perhaps better known as the 2017 Jeopardy College Champion / "spiciest memelord". This reflects her humanities research interests - studying how duration and violence are mediated through formal / aesthetic elements to become (un) bearable across media and how this is reflected when old and new forms of media collide. She studies this behavior through video games, film and internet culture as well as through interactive narratives and stories about stories.