Alvitta Ottley


Home Town: Ottley's Village, St.Kitts-Nevis

Previous School: SUNY Plattsburgh

Current Degree Program: Ph.D. in Computer Science

Research Group/Focus: Visual Analytics Lab/Personalized Visual Analytics

Why did you pick this particular area: Visualizations are everywhere and are now being used to make important and complex decisions. I wanted to be a part of something that impacts everyone.

Why did you choose Tufts CS: Great location, great faculty. Boston area is a great place for anyone who is interesting in doing academic research and so is Tufts.

Advice for those considering enrolling: Like lots of people, I started out thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do but my perspective changed soon after I got here. My best advice is to think long and hard about what you hope to achieve and how you plan to accomplish your goals. These goals may sometimes change. So be open, embrace opportunities, and don't forget to enjoy life.