I'm Tara, a computer science PhD student at the Universty of Michigan advised by Danai Koutra. I research principled, practical, provably-correct data mining algorithms at scale. My work is currently supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Google Women Techmakers scholarship. Beyond actually conducting research, I like to think about the science of science and the meaning of good scholarship in computing. I write about the above topics, and also host personal essays and creative writing, on this site.