The things that influenced me the most when choosing MIDS were the international student body, the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the focus on developing both technical and domain expertise, and the possibility to study in one of the best and most beautiful universities in the world.
What excites you about data science?
The power it gives you to understand and solve complex problems and the speed at which the field is evolving.
What research area are you most interested in?
The possibilities to apply Machine Learning and "Scientific" Predictive Modeling in consulting engagements. I am interested in finding ways to identify voter clusters and to predict elections/referendum results. I am also interested in learning more about Social Networks (perhaps through the concentration).
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to go to the beach in the Costa Brava during Summer, to ski in the Pyrenees close to the French border during Winter and I like to take city breaks during the rest of the year (this past year I visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Malta, Chicago & Brussels while having London as my home base)
What is one interesting fact about you?
Although I grew up and stayed in Barcelona during my school years, I have been moving around a lot lately and I have lived in Frankfurt, Zürich, London, Singapore and Dubai in the past four years.