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What Our Alumni Say about D2K:

Nicole Tan ('21, ECE)
“My favorite part about the D2K project was that it required different skills such as data wrangling, signal processing and modeling. I’ve learned a ton about working in teams, and how to build a robust data science pipeline that was reproducible, reusable and reliable.”

Tucker Reinhardt ('21 ECE)
“The cool thing about the Capstone program is that we actually help produce something useful, especially something like predicting cardiac signals, that I never would have thought I would be doing as a computer science and electrical engineering major.”

Arisa Sadeghpour ('21 CAAM)
"I really enjoyed working on a real-world data science project with the Houston Fire Department. It was great to be able to use my data science skills to impact the Houston community. I was able to learn firsthand about the challenges and power of working with civic data."

Ray William (’22 CS)
“As a Californian, I had almost come to believe that no level of thought or planning could prevent the inevitable fire season we experience year after year. But working with Intterra on this year’s capstone project made me regain hope that any type of emergency incident—not just fires—may be mitigated altogether with a combination of careful planning and advanced analytics.

This semester, we’re proud to have identified several important risk factors that are correlated with these emergency incidents, and we’re hoping that by putting this knowledge in the hands of emergency responders and city planners, we’d be going a long way towards building healthier and safer communities. We’re excited to have been a part of this future.”

Connor Rothschild ('21, Social Policy Analysis)
“I think having quantitative skills is helpful in any domain and increasingly so in social science, my discipline. Being able to work with teams and engage in analytical projects rounded out my skillset in a way that a lot of other courses couldn't have.”

David Brodkey - Rice Data Science Alumni
David Brodkey

'19 Statistics and '20 Masters in Statistics; Data Analyst 2 @ Intuitive Surgical

Rice University Data Science Alumni - Alex Gardner
Alex Gardner

'18 CAAM; CTO @SportsTrace

Benjamin Herndon-Miller
Benjamin Herndon-Miller

'18 Statistics; Co-Founder @ Bluebonnet Data; Partner, Data Scientist @ Moksha Data

Seth Kimmel - Rice Data Science Alumni
Seth Kimmel

'19 CAAM and '20 MCSE; Software Engineer @ Mapbox

Neyda Maymi
Neyda Maymi

'20 M.S. Subsurface Geology & Data Management; Data & Operations Analyst at Coeur Mining (Rochester, Nevada)

Emily Rychener - Rice University Data science Alumni
Emily Rychener

'18 Statistics and '20 Master in Accounting; Assurance Associate@PwC

Ami Sheth
Ami Sheth

'19 Statistics from Rice; Grad Student in Biostatistics at UCLA

Arjoon Srikanth
Arjoon Srikanth

'19 Computer Science and Statistics; Forward Deployed Software Engineer at Palantir Technologies

Rice Data Science Alumni-Wei Wu
Wei Wu

'17 BS in Math and '19 MS in CAAM. Senior Software Consultant @Headstorm

Lynn Zhu - Rice University D2K Lab
Lynn Zhu

'19 Statistics, Bloomberg