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March 31, 2020

Student Profile: Matthew Rhodes

Name: Matthew Rhodes Undergraduate Institution: Michigan State University Undergraduate Major: Computer Science Tell us a little bit about yourself. Born and raised in Detroit, I come from humble beginnings. I discovered my love for computers early in life by playing video games on my mom’s PC and my Nintendo 64. After graduating from high school,…


March 4, 2020

MSDS Career Services: Q&A with Tori Gottlieb

Tori Gottlieb leads career services for MSDS students and alumni. She recently sat down for a Q&A about her experience running career services for the MSDS program. Hi Tori! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m originally from San Francisco and have been working in higher education since 2006. I started my…


November 21, 2019

Student Profile: Andréia Sodré Nichols    

Name: Andréia Sodré Nichols            Job Title: Data Scientist Company: Microsoft Tell us a bit about yourself. I currently work as a Data Scientist at Microsoft. I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I moved to the U.S. four years ago. I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Administration, focusing on behavior and decision making. I…


September 30, 2019

Summer Internship Profile: Prakhar Agarwal

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,…


July 26, 2019

Incoming Student Profile: Meet Ruian Yang

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…


July 19, 2019

Summer in Seattle

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…


June 14, 2019

The MSDS Program: 2018-2019 Year in Review

The end of the 2018-2019 academic year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It’s a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. It was an exciting year for the MSDS program! We received the largest number of applicants in our history, enrolled the biggest cohort to date,…


May 24, 2019

The U District

Seattle is a world-class city with more than 40 different neighborhoods, each with its own distinct charm. The University of Washington has called the U District neighborhood its home since 1893. An eclectic neighborhood of family-owned restaurants, as well as beautiful waterfront views and tree-lined streets, the U District is the neighborhood that many faculty…


Alumni Profile: Charles Duze

Part-Time Student, Class of 2019 Undergraduate: Syracuse University Current Employer: Zillow Tell us a bit about yourself. I was born in Benin City, Nigeria. At about 11 years old, I left home for the first time to go to a boarding school four hours away. Although extremely challenging at first, they were some of the…


February 25, 2019

A Rainy Day in Seattle

Seattle is known for many things – the Space Needle, coffee, evergreens, and rain in the winter. However, in a city that embraces its notorious weather, there are plenty of ways you can explore the city, even when it is a little wet outside. Here are our five favorite things to do on a rainy…



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