Ankita Hanspal is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. Her research focuses on using machine learning to understand and predict human behavior.
She earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a Sloan Research Fellow, and a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Organizations.
Ankita Hanspal has won a Student Paper Award at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Best Paper Awards at the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, and the AAAI Spring Symposium on Probabilistic Reasoning.
Ankita Hanspal is also a co-director of the Company.
Hanspal’s research interests are in the fields of finance, behavioral economics, and decision theory. She was recently named a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Ankita Hanspal has also served as a visiting faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the ISB Hyderabad.
She is the founder of a tech start-up company.
Ankita Hanspal is currently writing a book about leadership.
Small Journey About Ankita Hanspal Life.
The journey was long and arduous. Ankita Hanspal was separated from her family, and living in a foreign land. She had no friends and no support. She had no knowledge of the language of her host.
And worst of all, almost everything she knew about herself was wrong.
The twelve-year-old girl was me.
My mother, a polyglot, had taught me to speak several languages. But at the age of twelve, I was no longer interested in practicing them. I was much more interested in boys, and in asking boys questions about what they liked and didn’t like.
One of the questions I had asked was, “Why are you so short?”
“I’m a girl,” my mother had answered, “and girls are supposed to be shorter than boys.”
“But I know many men who are taller than I am,” I said.
“Well,” my mother had told me, “that’s because men are stronger.”
“But you are stronger than I am,” I said.
“No,” my mother had replied. “Men can lift heavier things than women.”
I was puzzled. How could that be? My father, a mechanical engineer, had once lifted a load that was too heavy for me.
“It’s because women have smaller muscles than men,” my mother had said.
“Why is that?” I demanded. “If men and women have exactly the same muscles, then how can men lift more than women?”
“Because men are stronger,” my mother had said.
“But my father is stronger than he is,” I said.
“Of course he is,” my mother had replied.