Yang Yan

Yang  Yan
MIT EECS | Nutanix Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Daniel N. Jackson
Department: EECS
Years: 2019-2020
Research Project Title:

Topiary: A Spreadsheet Data Model for Web Applications

abstract:Data and spreadsheets have seen a resurgence in widespread modern usage beyond their traditional roles in finance or accounting. Three representations prevail: spreadsheets, databases, and data-driven web interfaces. Topiary aims to unify these representations of data by designing a data model which combines the advantages of each, allowing a shared language to accountants, programmers, and web designers alike.

"Through my SuperUROP project with Daniel Jackson, I hope to improve both as a designer and as a researcher by walking through the steps, which, up until now, I have only learned from lectures or papers."