Mit Mehta Receives ECE Summer Fellowship

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RECODE Student Spotlight: Mit Mehta Receives ECE Summer Fellowship

Mit Mehta is a rising junior at Brown College majoring in electrical and computer engineering. His original plan for summer 2020 was to go to Austin for a paid internship with Samsung, but with the global health pandemic and economic downturn his offer was rescinded less than 10 days before it started. As a result, he applied for the ECE+RECODE Summer Fellowship and was awarded a $2,500 stipend to conduct research remotely with Rice faculty. 
 
"My goal is to gain experience in data science and machine learning and apply my knowledge to develop models and algorithms that will benefit the healthcare field.” Mit has been conducting research under the guidance and supervision of Professor Ashu Sabharwal in the ECE department and the D2K Lab's postdoctoral research fellow Souptik Barua. 
 
Mit's research focuses on data scienece for diabetes. "Given real-world datasets of type-2 diabetes patients, my goal is to find clinically meaningful patterns in the data to understand how diet and other factors affect the patients' health." Mit is working on developing software frameworks and applying signal processing and machine learning techniques for analyzing time-series data of the glucose level.
 
Mit was admitted to Rice through a Questbridge scholarship program. He enjoys taking a wide variety of courses in computer science and engineering and pursuing activities from tutoring to volunteering. Mit has taken Rice leadership courses and summer engineering programs to enrich his experience and to become a well-rounded student.