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Zack Gottesman

CS M.S. Student
Dartmouth College (at)

About Me

I am excited about continuing my career as a researcher, and currently looking for a PhD advisor. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested or know someone who might be interested. I am happy to discuss any of my experience in more detail.

Welcome! I am, Zack, a master's student in computer science at Dartmouth College advised by the fantastic Soroush Vosoughi and Peter Chin. I like to work on socially impactful applied research in computer science, data science, and quantitative social science that helps improve people's lives. Similarly, I am passionate about making machine learning more interpretable by designing more explainable represenations, understanding models at a basic level, making interactive tools and demos to interface with models. Some specific domains I have researched in the past are healthcare and safety/injury prevention in sports.

In addition to research, I also love teaching and mentoring younger students and aspire to a career that combines teaching, collaboration, and mentorship with research. I have been a teaching assistant five times for three different classes and enjoy working with students in office hours. This term, I am giving a guest lecture about machine learning engineering and deployment for the CS52 course at Dartmouth.

Prior to becoming a master's student, I was a Dartmouth undergraduate studying computer science, statistics, and history. As an undergraduate, I worked as a data scientist for Darmtouth's football team. My work led to a rule change proposal to improve saftey in Ivy League football. I also have experience in indsutry at Amazon, Smartsheet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Likewise. Please see my CV for more information about my background and experience.

Research Interests



  1. Zachary Gottesman
    Dartmouth QSS Thesis
    Led to proposed rule change in Ivy League

  2. Zachary Gottesman
    Dartmouth Senior Honors Thesis in Computer Science

  3. SSM
    Erin Vernon, Zachary Gottesman, Raechel Warren
    Social Science and Medicine (SSM), 2021.

Selected Projects

Sports Data Projects

Other Projects


I can be found many other places on the internet: I have many interests outside of computer science:


To reach me, please ping me at the email listed in the sidebar, or message me on Twitter/X or LinkedIn. Please do reach out if you're thinking about it, I love getting mail!