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Alfredo Sandes Sampaio

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M.A. Learning Design and Technology

Alfredo graduated with honorable mentions in Electronics Engineering from ITA, a renowned engineering school in Brazil. During his graduation he was awarded Fellowships from Fundação Estudar and Fundação Roberto Rocca. He also became involved in several initiatives in Education, being one of the founders of AASD, a nonprofit organization focused on funding student projects at ITA, and participating in a Visiting Student program at MIT. Alfredo was awarded several prizes in Physics and Astronomy competitions and was ranked the top student in two of the most challenging nationwide college admission exams in Brazil, ITA and IME. Formerly, Alfredo worked for the Equity Research Division at Credit Suisse, the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs and was one of the founders of Geekie, a company that applies technology to deliver a personalized learning experience.At Stanford, as a member of the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab, he researched ways to apply machine learning algorithms to leverage the understanding on how students learn.