Lillian (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 old and new forms of media collide, chiefly in video games, film and internet culture. Specifically, she is interested in (1) the fight to maintain one's identity and narrative in a hyper-mediated networked culture, (2) the media literacy required to navigate a world of increasing automation, (3) how duration and violence are mediated through formal / aesthetic elements to become (un) bearable across media, and (4) interactive narratives / stories about stories.