Student Profiles

MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“The diverse backgrounds and experiences at the I School lead to really interesting discussions, and the relatively small size of the community helps us forge meaningful relationships.”
MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“I’m interested in building literacy for data-driven decisions in ways that support transparency and trust in the outcomes.”
Ph.D. Student
Focus: How information and communications technologies help mediate a transnational relationships and bridge the cultural distance between African firms and their Western counterparts, based on a case-study of Kenya’s emerging IT-enabled outsourcing industry

MIDS Student
“I believe that education needs data science leaders. Educators are increasingly aware of how they can use data — I see it as an opportunity to not just improve test scores, but to change the world for the better.”

MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“I am interested in applying machine learning techniques to analyze contextual or bio-sensory data and improve people’s quality of life.”

MIDS Student
“Sensors are going to be ubiquitous, so how do we derive insight from billions of simultaneous data streams? Amazing things are happening with sensors and the scale is going to be huge.”

MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“When I heard about program’s human-centered approach to technology and design, I instantly knew I wanted to be here.”
Ph.D. Student
“I think we can do a better job of using the Internet to tap into how people are doing, how they’re feeling, and what matters to them — online democracy, in a way, but minus the hype.”
MIMS Student
Class of 2015
“People here are solving problems that matter and making an impact on consumers’ lives around the world.”
Ph.D. Student
“The I School attracts people who don’t want to be put in a box. Ph.D. students have diverse interests and talents that intersect to offer a rich and enlightening perspective.”

MIDS Student
“Data science is an amazing job where you get to be a detective, an artist, and a coder all at once. It’s challenging; you have to be tenacious — but the results are so worth it.”

MIDS Student
“The MIDS program is the most well-rounded data science program available. Because data science is still a broad and evolving field, a comprehensive degree is more beneficial than a narrowly-specialized one.”

MIDS Student
Class of 2015
“The program touches the whole spectrum of data science: from formulating questions and designing experiments, to performing the analysis on the data, to presenting that data in the most effective way, and everything in between.”

MIDS Student
Class of 2015
“The I School is not just for computer scientists or statisticians, but for a wide range of people who are looking to improve decision-making by using better information.”

MIDS Student
Class of 2015
“The online classes feel just like a regular classroom, despite being hosted online. You can interact with instructors and classmates in similar fashion as classroom interaction. The classes are small so instructors can pay attention to every student.”