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  • Advice for Reapplicants

    October 18, 2019

    Admission to the MSDS program is very competitive. The fact of the matter is that we simply cannot admit all of the qualified applicants we receive in a given year. Many applicants who are not successful wonder if they can reapply to the MSDS program during the next application cycle. The short answer is yes!…

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  • Summer Internship Profile: Prakhar Agarwal

    September 30, 2019

    Name:¬†Prakhar Agarwal Position: Machine Learning Intern Company: Apple Inc. Location: Cupertino, CA. Congratulations on your summer internship! Tell us about the position. I worked on Knowledge Extraction for the Maps team at Apple. My internship involved natural language processing, feature extraction and building a context-aware human intent inference. I was involved in the entire pipeline,…

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  • MSDS Admissions Insights: 2019-2020 Application Essays

    September 23, 2019

    Happy first day of fall! The MSDS program recently launched our 2019-2020 application, and we revised our essay prompts for this year. Because we recognize that writing application essays is one of the most challenging aspects of applying to any graduate program, we want to provide you with some direct insights into what we are…

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  • Incoming Student Profile: Meet Ruian Yang

    July 26, 2019

    Tell us about yourself. My name is Ruian. I was born and raised in Zhengzhou, China. I moved to Seattle in 2012 and started my undergrad at UW majoring in Biochemistry. While working in a Biophysics lab during my third year, I developed interests in math and programming and decided to also pursue a minor…

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  • Summer in Seattle

    July 19, 2019

    If you are an admitted student who is moving to the city, or a prospective student visiting for the first time, summer in Seattle is hard to beat. Contrary to popular belief, it does not always rain in Seattle. In fact, come summer, the skies are bright blue, the temperatures are in the 70s and…

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