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Data Science Masters Candidates

  • Nora Barry

    MS in Data Science Candidate

    Nora started the Master's in Data Science program in 2015, after graduating with a Bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of Florida, where she also competed in Division I women's lacrosse. A highly motivated individual, Nora is interested in utilizing her analytical and technical skills to solve complex, data-driven problems in business and financial services.

  • Christina E Bogdan

    MS in Data Science
    Christina began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015 after receiving her bachelor's degree in Mathematics from New York University. She became interested in data science after she started interning at The Weather Channel, where she analyzes large amounts of advertising data. She is now interested in studying machine learning and computer vision.
  • Michele Ceru

    MS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS
    Michele began the MS in Data Science in fall 2015, after three years of working in Italy as a database programmer for several banks and as a java developer for a marketing company. Previously he earned a bachelor degree in Physics and a master degree in Theoretical Physics from Rome University “La Sapienza”. He now sees the MS in Data Science as an opportunity for applying the scientific thinking he learned as a physicist to empower the knowledge of database acquired during his career. 
  • Henry Chang

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Henry Chang began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a duel degree in Finance from Renmin University of China. Prior to the Master of Science in Data Science program, he worked at the Risk Management Department of Bank of Kunlun. He is interested in data mining in financial market, especially in the area of algorithm trading.
  • Meihao Chen

    Meiaho Chen began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014 fall. Prior to this, Meihao received a Bachelor's degree in Finance (Guanghua School of Management, Peking Univeristy), and a dual degree in Psychology (Psychology Degpartment, Peking University). She is interested in marketing, in particular in the area of digital marketing and data mining.
  • Varun D N

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Varun began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015. He is interested in Information Retrieval and Data Mining. He is also interested in improving education, betterment of public policies, urban development and sports analytics with data. Prior to this, he got his B.Tech from NITK Surathkal, India in May 2015 majoring in Information Technology.
  • Katrina Evtimova

    MS in Data Science Candidate
    Katrina Evtimova joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015. Prior to this, she obtained her bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Harvard College in 2013. Afterwards, she spent two years as a research associate in the finance division of Columbia Business School. Katrina is interested in conducting data science research focusing on machine learning and the development of new methods for data science and exploring its applications in the IT and financial industries.
  • Yuan Feng

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yuan Feng began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014.  Prior to this, Yuan received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a focus in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She also interned with Everbright Pramerica Fund Management Co. ltd and holds a SAS certification.  She is interested in financial services, in particular in the area of financial analysis and consulting.
  • Yining Gao

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yining Gao joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015. Prior to this, she obtained her bachelor's degree in Statistics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2013. Afterwards, she spent two years as a graduate student in Fudan University. Yining is passionate about data science research as well as its application in business analytics, IT and financial industries.
  • Rafael Garcia

    MS in Data Science Candidate
    Rafael started the Master’s in Data Science program at NYU in Fall 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s in Naval Sciences with a major in Electronics from the Brazilian Naval Academy and has worked in the Brazilian Navy for over ten years. In the Navy, Rafael performed several different roles, being in charge of departments, managing divisions’ budgets, and flying helicopter missions. Rafael came to the U.S. to pursue his passion for data science and spent last summer interning as a full-stack web application developer at International Game Technology, in Austin, Texas. He is interested in machine learning, big data, statistics, and software development.
  • Yuting Gui

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yuting Gui joined the MS in Data Science Program in Fall 2015. She originally comes from China, and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with BS degree in Statistics. Yuting is skilled in statistical modeling and programming. She is passionate about applying machine learning and big data methods in financial services.
  • Jacqueline Gutman

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Jacqueline Gutman began the MS in Data Science program in Fall 2014. She is also concurrently enrolled in the MA in Psychology program at New York University. She has worked at NYU as a Quantitative Consultant in the Data Services department and as an Academic Advisor in the Preprofessional Advising Center. She holds a B.S. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester.
  • Benjamin Jakubowski

    MS in Data Science
    Benjamin Jakubowski began the Data Science MS program in Fall 2015. After receiving his BA in mathematics and chemistry from Oberlin College in 2011, he served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in Baltimore and taught 8th grade science in District of Columbia Public Schools. He is interested in helping government and non-profit organizations use data-driven problem solving to promote social good.
  • Minzi Ji

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Minzi Ji began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Minzi received a bachelor’s degree in Applied mathematic and statistic from University of Rochester. She now is interested in data mining and applying data analysis skills in social media or financial services.
  • Kaiwen Liu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Kaiwen Liu began the Master of Science in Data Science program in the Fall 2015. Prior to this, Kaiwen received bachelor’s degrees in Applied Mathematics, Financial Economics and Statistics from University of Rochester. He is interested in applying his data analysis skills in all fields. 
  • Qingxian Lai

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Qingxian began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, he receives a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics & Economics. His main interests are in statistical learning and data mining. And he is also interested in the application of these techniques to business.
  • Wenxi Lei

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE CANDIDATE
    Wenxi joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to NYU, Wenxi received his bachelor's degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign triple majoring in Statistics, Mathematics (with a Concentration in Operations Research), and Economics. Wenxi is skilled in traditional statistical analysis and mathematical optimization. With the emerging idea of big data analytics, Wenxi's interests now extend from traditional statistical and mathematical analysis to using and creating machine learning and data mining techniques to discover new knowledge from massive and unstructured data sets. Wenxi is also interested in using high performance computers to perform large computations to provide better solutions for users from various industries.
  • Yunshi (Kayla) Li

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Kayla began the MS in Data Science program in Fall 2014. Prior to this, she recevied a Bachelor's degree in Statistics and Business with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Rochester. She is interested in data mining and predictive analytics.
  • Rita Li

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Rita Li started the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2014. She completed her undergrad program at University of Michigan with a Statistics and Financial Math major. During summer 2013, she did an internship for ASUS Computer International as an Assistant Product Specialist, and was a research assistant for Prof. Ji Zhu from Umich Statistics Department during 2013-2014. She is passionate about data science/machine learning/data mining in business analytics.
  • Ali Josue Limon

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Ali Limon is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Data Science program. He studied Actuarial Sciences in the National Autonomous University of Mexico and worked for the Central Bank of Mexico as a financial research analyst at the Financial Stability Division, elaborating mathematical and statistical models for the risk assessment of the portfolios of Mexican financial intermediaries. He was awarded first place for best research in the Financial Markets Award, organized by The Mexican Stock Exchange.  He is interested in mathematical, statistical and computer science models for high-frequency finance and market micro-structure.
  • Yi Liu

    Yi began the NYU’s M.S. in Data Science program in fall of 2014 with her B.E. in Materials Physics and B.A. in Economics. She joined the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) and assisted researches on Chinese public health informatics system in the National School of Development (NSD) in Peking University. The interest in applied quantitative sociology encourages her exploration in statistics, machine learning and big data analytics.
  • Wenying (Vicky) Liu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Wenying began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Wenying received a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and graduated with the honor of Shanghai annual outstanding graduate. She worked at AC Nielsen as a market research intern and at Metlife as a data analyst intern. Wenying is interested in Machine Learning and, in particular, its application in marketing.
  • Zewei Liu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Zewei joined the Master of Science in data science program in 2015. Prior to this, Zewei received his Bachelor’s Degree in software engineering & mathematics. Zewei has some experiences in social network analytics, computer vision and bioinformatics. Zewei is now interested in Large Scale Machine Learning and Big Data. 
  • Lei Lu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Lei Lu starts her NYU journey, Master of Science in Data Science program, from 2014. Prior to this, Lei received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Bard College. She also worked as a statistics tutor and research assistant at Levy Institute during her four year undergrad. Her interest in statistics and computation always motivates her to not only uncover insights from existing complex data sets, but also to acquire skills of predictive modeling and machine learning as she steps into the world of Big Data. She is strongly interested in opportunities related to data analysis for business intelligence, especially in the area of marketing analysis.
  • Yucheng Lu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yucheng Lu joined the Master of Data Science program in Fall 2014. He received a bachelor's degree in statistics from Nanjing University in China. Yucheng is interested in machine learning and data mining and would like to apply them in the IT industry.
  • Jiayi Lu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Jiayi Lu is a first-year graduate student in the CDS MSDS program. Jiayi graduated from Peking University, China with a B.S. in Machine Intelligence degree. His current research interest lies in the field of data representation & visualization.
  • Maria Leonor Zamora Maass

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Maria joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2015, after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She worked in the financial analysis department of LatinAmerica at Citibank-Banamex, and in the risk management division for 'Grupo Bursátil Mexicano' (Brokerage Firm). Maria has broad experience in fixed Income and equity markets; she has been certified in Derivatives Trading and Risk Management by the Mexican Association of Securities Intermediaries. Her main research interest lies in behavioral, quantitative and statistical analysis; and she also looks forward to working with machine learning applications.
  • Israel Malkin

    Israel Malkin began the data science program in fall 2014. Prior to this, Israel studied Economics and Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. He then worked as a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and holds a master's degree in Economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He is interested in applying Data Science methodologies to analyze issues in Economics.
  • Yasumasa Miyamoto

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yasumasa Miyamoto began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Yasumasa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Statistics and Quantitative Modeling from Baruch College, which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His primary areas of interest are deep learning and its applications.
  • Urjitkumar Patel

    MS in Data Science
    Urjit joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2015. He received his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2013 from Nirma University, India. After completing his undergrad, he worked at Wipro Technologies as a Data Analyst for two years (2013-15) where he performed various data processing, data mining, ETL, data integration-migration, data security, and data flows creation/modification tasks. He is also an IBM Certified Deployment Professional - Maximo V7.5 Asset Management tool. His main area of interest is in learning Big Data Analytics methods for diverse real-world domains. He is also interested in Data Visualization methods, Machine Learning, and various Business Intelligence applications.
  • Maria Elena Villalobos Ponte

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    María Elena began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2015. She received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering and graduated with honors from from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas. She also studied master level courses from the Master’s in Computer Science Engineering as an exchange student in Université Catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve. Prior to the Master of Science in Data Science program, she worked in IT consulting and back-end development. She is mostly interested in the applications of data analysis and machine learning in business.
  • Jiyuan Qian

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Jiyuan Qian began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014, prior to which he has received a Bachelor's degree with first class honors in Statistics and Economics. While completing his Bachelor's degree, Jiyuan received exposure to data science and developed an interest in techniques for extracting information from massive amounts of data, as well as the application of it in the IT industry. He is also interested in data science in financial services as he would like to apply his internship experience in this industry.
  • Lanyu Shang

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Lanyu began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2015. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics with a Specialization in Computing from University of California, Los Angeles. She is interested in machine learning and data mining, especially in consulting and risk management. 
  • Alexandra Simonoff

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Alexandra Simonoff joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015. Prior to this, Alex received her Bachelors degree from New York University in Mathematics graduating with a University Honors Scholar Award. After graduating in 2013 she began working at AIG, first in Investment Risk Management for a year and currently as a Data Scientist since August 2014. She is interested in data mining, predictive modeling and sports analytics, specifically their application in professional hockey.
  • Fangyun Sun

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Fangyun Sun began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Fangyun received a Bachelor's degree in Information & computing science. She is interested in big data, in particular in the area of database.
  • Yitong Wang

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yitong Wang began the MS in Data Science program in Fall 2014. She received her B.A in Economics and Mathematics from Brandeis University. Yitong is interested in pursuing a career in risk management and consulting in finance.
  • Tian (Tim) Wang

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Tian Wang began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2014. Prior to this, Tian received a Bachelor's degree with honor in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is interested in opportunities in data analytics and machine learning applications in all fields.
  • Mark Andrew Ward

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Mark began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Spring 2014. He holds a BS in Mathematics and Pre-Med from Fordham University. Mark is currently a Junior Data Scientist at pymetics working to reinvent the career search and hiring process by combining neuroscience and data science. He also has previous experience in computational biophysics at Rush University Medical Center. Mark is interested in recommender systems, machine learning in medicine, and cognitive computing.
  • Wenjia Wu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Wenjia Wu began her Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Wenjia received a Bachelor's degree in Statistics. She also took courses in Financial Engineering and Actuarial Science during college. In addition, she worked as an intern at China Construction Bank, promoting e-banking products using her statistical skills. She is interested in stochastic process,and data mining in financial area, actuarial field, and marketing.
  • Ge Wu

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Ge Wu began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Ge received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is interested in computer science related areas.
  • Yijun Xiao

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Yijun joined the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2014. Prior to this, Yijun received a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree from the University of California, Davis. He is interested in general machine learning problems and applications, especially in the field of natural language processing and information retrieval.
  • Jia Xiao

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Jia Xiao began the MS in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Jia received his BS in Mathematics and Economics from the Ohio State University. He is now interested in financial applications of machine learning.
  • Muhe Xie

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Introduction: Muhe began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015 after receiving his bachelor's degree in GIS from Peking University. He got some experience in computer programming and he is passionate about data analysis and machine learning.
  • Sida Ye

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Sida began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2015. Prior to this, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in statistics from University of California, Berkeley. He did undergrad researches in sentiment analysis, text analysis and predictive models. His primary areas of interests now are applications of data analysis and machine learning in financial industries and consulting.
  • Junbo (Jake) Zhao

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Junbo Zhao (Jake) began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Junbo received a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering. He also has some experiences in Computer Vision and Music Information Retrieval. Junbo is primarily interested in Large Scale Machine Learning and Big Data.
  • Boyang Zheng

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Boyang Zheng began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2014. Prior to this, Boyang received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics with a focus in Economics from Renmin University of China. She is now interested in machine learning and statistical analysis in financial services, especially in the field of risk management.
  • Meina Zhou

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Meina began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Meina received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics. She is interested in applying data analysis skills in both marketing and fashion industries.
  • Xuanyue Zhou

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Xuanyue began the Master of Science in Data Science program in 2014. Prior to this, Xuanyue received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics. She is interested in applying data analysis skills in financial services, in particular in trading. She is also interested in the area of social media.
  • Jianming Zhou

    MS IN DATA SCIENCE
    Jianming Zhou began the Master of Science in Data Science program in Fall 2013 as part-time student, and became a full-time student in Fall 2014. Prior to this Jianming received his Bachelor's degree in Statistics and Economics. He also worked at Parallax Center Inc. He is interested in Data analysis, particular in the area of Finance, Marketing and Education data research.