Sonya Cates, Ph.D.

Sonya Cates
Sonya Cates, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Contact Information

401-253-3482scates@rwu.eduSE 107

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science


B.S. University of Chicago
Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sonya Cates’s research interests include human-computer interaction, machine learning, and data science.  She holds a PhD in computer science from MIT, where she developed a methodology for using multiple representations to improve the recognition of sketched diagrams.  She also holds bachelors’ degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Chicago. Before joining the faculty at Roger Williams, Dr. Cates was a Vice President at State Street Associates in Cambridge, Mass., where she investigated the predictive power of capital flows into and out of foreign exchange markets.