Journalist of Science
Kristine de Leon was born in Long Beach, California. Before being an master’s student at USC, she was a research assistant in bioinformatics. She also was also a science journalist for a newspaper in Mongolia, the UB Post.
She loves investigative journalism and data journalism. The Panama Papers is an example of investigative journalism which she particularly admires. It was a project conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, in collaboration with more than 100 other news organizations. For data journalism, she mentioned Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, which uses statistical analysis to tell compelling stories about politics, elections, science, economics, sports, etc.
She is working on a data science podcast, putting together stories about famous DS technologies, such as gradient descent, neural network, and so forth. In order to explain these technologies well, she needs to understand them first. This is the most difficult part.
Kristine is not a stranger to computer science. She knows about problems like np-hard, np-complete. Besides, she views computer science as a field with many different areas, like algorithm, network security and Computational linguistics.