Residential Fellows



Amin Karbasi

Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

Amin Karbasi is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Yale University, where he leads the Inference, Information, and Decision (I.I.D.) Systems Group. Prior to that he was a post-doctoral scholar at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2013-2014). He obtained his Ph.D. (2012) and M.Sc. (2007) in computer and communication sciences from EPFL, Switzerland and his B.Sc. (2004) in electrical engineering from the same university.

Amin’s main research interest is machine learning. During his stay in Silliman he would like to get engaged in start-up ideas that make use of big data. 

Marjan Hamadani

Marjan Hamadani obtained her Bachelor and Master in Fine Art (with a major in traditional Persian handicrafts) from “Isfahan Art University”, Iran. She also obtained her diploma in stained glass from “Ecole de Vitrai” from Switzerland. At the same time, she was a student in “Conservatoire de Musique” in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Interests: In general, she enjoys carving and inlaying on wood, designing Persian carpets (that are everywhere in Silliman, like in the common room), working on leather, and Persian drawings. However, her main interest is to design lighting objects from colorful glasses. She would love to interact with all the art majors (and art lovers) in Silliman, learn from them and occasionally teach them something interesting. 

Shane Lloyd

Shane Lloyd has been the Assistant Director of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale since August, 2016. Mr. Lloyd comes to Yale after serving as the Assistant Director for First Year and Sophomore Programs at Brown University’s Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC). In that role, he coordinated programming for prospective, first-year, and second-year students of color to have a positive impact on their matriculation, transition to college, retention, and academic and co-curricular success. In addition to his role at the BCSC, he advised the Black Greek Letter Organizations and Harambee House, a residential program for all those interested in the history and culture of people of African descent. In 2015, he received Brown University’s Excellence in Diversity Award for partnering with faculty, students, staff, and alumni to advance Brown’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Mr. Lloyd received his MPH from Brown University and a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University.