About Tom

picture of meHello! I’m Tom Larsen. I’m an Honours student in computer science in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

My academic work focuses primarily on challenges at the intersection of computer science, education, and psychology – especially how we can develop software tools to help us think, remember, and reason better and how we can apply these tools to large bodies of structured knowledge.

I’m particularly interested in using software to optimise human learning and more specifically in ways to improve spaced repetition tools – like Anki – to help university students remember information over the long term (months to years).