Data Science Masters

Student Profiles

July 17, 2020

Student Profile: Vikrant Bhosale

Hi Vikrant! Tell us a bit about yourself. I was raised in Mumbai which is the financial hub for India. It is also a densely-populated city with almost 19 million people. I completed my bachelor’s degree in electronics in 2000. Since then, I have been working as a software engineer. I moved to the U.S….

June 19, 2020

Incoming Student Profile: Meet Alison Gale

Hi Alison! Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Virginia in a suburb of DC. I majored in Computer Science at Brown University, but outside of my major, I was very interested in Math and Economics. During my final semester, I took an Intro to Data Science class which helped spark an interest in…

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,…

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…

May 24, 2019

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…

July 20, 2017

Geoff Coyner

Undergraduate: University of Washington (Economics) Part Time Student Current Employer: Microsoft (Analytics, Supply Chain) What attracted you to the program? I work in BI & analytics today and am interested in moving into a data scientist role. I had a foundation in statistics, data structures and algorithms when I entered the program, but was eager…