Elijah Whittle

Global Challenge: Reverse engineering the brain

I believe reverse-engineering of the brain could be the next invention that drives humanity toward a deeper understanding of ourselves.”

Bio:

I was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I grew up acting in plays at my local theatre and playing French horn. In my junior and senior years of high school, I attended an early-college program at Western Kentucky University where I took university courses while living in a dorm. Here I discovered I could use my love of logic puzzles to code. In high school I conducted research on enhancing an AI that plays Dots and Boxes using the Monte Carlo Tree Search method. I also had a leadership role as a Student Activities Coordinator, where I planned school events. In my spare time I can be found sketching, reading books about how things work, or tinkering on coding projects. I also enjoy playing video games and tabletop games like D&D. I am an undergraduate studying computer science. I hope to combine my passions for coding and the arts. I am learning about game programming in hopes of gaining knowledge applicable to virtual reality and simulations.