Abhiraj Vinnakota
First Name: Abhiraj
Last Name: Vinnakota
Graduation Year: 2021
Country: India
Education: Gitam University

Why MIDS? 

I found myself completely aligned with the goals of the program. Moreover, the focus on collaborative work, peer and faculty interaction ensures that I get different perspectives.

What excites you about data science? 

The potential of data science for widespread democratization of knowledge and intelligence is what excites me the most. 

What research area are you most interested in? 

My research interests are quite varied. On one hand, I am interested in areas that provide better access to healthcare driven by technology, on the other hand, I'm also keen on exploring applications in intelligent transportation systems and renewable energy. I hope to lean towards one of them by the end of the first few months of the program. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I usually occupy myself in all kinds of personal projects. When I'm not, I tend to marinate in mediocrity. 

What is one interesting fact about you?

I confidently sing along even when I don't know a single lyric in the song. It's mostly gibberish, as long as I know the tune.