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Sam Tucker

Sam Tucker ’11

Education & Professional History

I left Carleton intent on getting a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in recommendation systems. I had done REUs during all three of my summers, two at Carleton and one at Notre Dame. When I got into the PhD program at UMN, I realized it wasn't for me, so I got an internship doing recommendations at Amazon. I liked it enough that I came back full time after finishing my M.S.


Since 2013 I have been working on Natural Language Understanding (getting machine actionable understanding from text) for Alexa. 

Teaching & Research Interests

Courses Taught This Year

  • CS 201: Data Structures (Fall 2019)
Profile updated June 17, 2019

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