MIDS stands out as one of the most unique data science courses. It's very attractive since it puts a lot of emphasis on not just the core techniques behind Data Science but also electives that make students industry ready! The idea of selecting tracks and using these skills in our area of interest makes MIDS one of the top-notch courses.
What excites you about data science?
What I love about Data Science is how it has the ability to affect society. When utilized correctly, Data Science can have a large-scale positive impact on a lot of social issues. Data Science demands an investigative analysis and also holds the ability to use mathematical tools to solve real-world problems. What's most exciting about it is that everything becomes quantifiable and numbers are fun!
What research area are you most interested in?
I am interested in Anti Money Laundering (AML). "Anti-money laundering refers to a set of laws, regulations, and procedures intended to prevent criminals from disguising illegally obtained funds as legitimate income" (Investopedia). This is a very interesting field that requires a very precise analysis of sensitive data. It has a huge impact on our society. The money that belongs to someone else is used by criminals for purposes that are against the fundamental laws that our society is built on.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to read a lot of fantasy novels when I am free. I like the idea of cutting off from everything once a day and dive into a fictional world. I think that helps me refresh myself.
What is one interesting fact about you?
I am a trained classical singer (Hindustani Light Music). I have learned music for about 10 years. Music is like meditation to me. I kind of make it a point to sing (when I am alone) to just feel good about everything.