My name is Ha Le and I’m an incoming PhD student in Computer Science at Northeastern University. My research lies in the intersection of HCI and Data Science. I’m interested in designing software and algorithms to detect mental health issues, and coming up with novel intervention system to aid the treatment of people with mental problems. I’m very fortunate to be under the supervision of Professor Varun Mishra and Professor Stephen Intille.

I received my Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2022. During my 4 years at Gustavus, I did research under the supervision of Prof. Louis Yu, Jillian Downey and Jacob Siehler. I worked under a number of research project in Mathematics, Statistics and Social Computing. I considered myself a theoretical person, but I enjoy coding and would love to branch out to other applied fields.

I have worked at FPT Software as a data engineer during my stay in Vietnam on 2021. During my time there, I also worked for Renesas Electronics as data scientist intern.

You can access my latest CV here. I also love to write about my projects and interests, which you can read here. My interest revolves around information extraction on the Web, machine learning algorithms, mental health issues and board games.


Investigating Student Participation and Performance in Calculus I Courses that Utilize Standards-Based Grading
Honorable Mention at Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP)
Electronic Undergraduate Research Conference (eURC) (To be presented)
Ha Le, Rachel Erickson, Kaylee Vick, Jillian Downey
[paper][code/dataset] [poster]

A study on Channel Popularity in Twitch
Ha Le, Junming Wu, Louis Yu, Melissa Lynn
[paper][presentation][code] [poster]

One-dimensional Port-and-Sweep Solitaire Armies
Filip Belik, Ha Le, Jacob Siehler



Summer 2021 Jeff Roseoff Fund for undergraduate summer research in MCS department ($2000)
Summer 2020 Stephen Hilding Fund for undergraduate summer research ($3000)
Count Folke Bernadotte International Student Scholarship for international students ($120 000)



11/1: I will start my new independent research project with Professor Jillian Downey and Professor Jeff Ford on the efficacy of the new standard-based teaching techniques employed at Gustavus. The project will start next spring and be a part of my honor thesis.

10/25: Our poster titled “A study on Channel Popularity in Twitch” has been accepted at the Midstates Consortium’s Physical Sciences, Math & Computer Science Research Symposium on November 13, 2021.

10/5 - 10/6: I’m delighted to be a student host of Professor Francesca Dominici for Nobel Conference 57! Check out her presentation where she talked about her latest research regarding the effects of climate change on COVID-19 mortality here

9/7/2021: Start my last year at Gustavus Adolphus College!