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Stanford's Arisa Chue Talks About Her Study in Hong Kong; AI in Motorsports

Arisa Chue grew up thinking of cars as mechancial marvels. As a computer science major at Stanford, she has dived into data telemetry, sensor data, machine learning and AI as she explores the car of tomorrow. Below, she talks about her recent study abroad semester.

Last Fall, I had the opportunity to study at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I have always been interested in China - the largest automotive market in the world. I was interested to see how China influences and competes with the US - I got tremendous insights into how research, tech, and business is conducted in China, in areas such as venture capital funding for emerging electric vehicle companies and how vital software is to these innovative automotive pioneers.

A software ecosystem of partners that deliver additional capabilities is critical to the auto industry's future. Beyond proprietary onboard software that manages a car, modern vehicles are now connected to the cloud for navigation, self-driving intelligence, and payments for optional subscriptions.

Last summer, I interned at a company specializing in artificial intelligence for self-driving cars. I would love to explore further opportunities in artificial intelligence, specifically focusing on its application with motorsport teams. These teams already leverage advanced artificial intelligence for a competitive edge, using real-time telemetry sensors and complex computing models to determine race strategies such as fuel usage and tire wear against pit stop time penalties.

[To apply for the STEAM Sports Foundation Scholarship for Women of Color aspiring to careers in motorsports and/or automotive engineering, click on the tab below then find the STEAM Sports Foundation tab and drop down to Scholarship Application.]

About STEAM Sports Foundation

Recognizing workforce and economic development as integral parts of corporate growth STEAM Sports Foundation works with companies, educators and sports groups to develop initiatives around science, technology, engineering, arts and math that impact the world of sports & entertainment. 


The foundation’s focus is on scholarships and career summits to help create tomorrow’s vibrant workforce. Its “Women of Color” scholarship program in automotive/motorsports engineering provides diversity to a transportation industry that is ever-changing via innovation and technology with individuals who traditionally did not consider these career paths simply because they saw few who looked like them in the industry.


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