Roderick Whang
First Name: Roderick
Last Name: Whang
Graduation Year: 2021
Country: United States
Education: Yonsei University, Seoul


Whenever I worked with large quantities of data from computer simulations in my graduate research or RF device tests at my job, I always wondered why only small quantities of the data were evaluated with most of the data not being efficiently analyzed and processed to gain more complete answers to the problem at hand.

I thought that MIDS provides all the things what I really need and want to learn: cutting-edge data processing and analysis method, then I will be able to experience and exploit the potential of data science based on my background.

What excites you about data science?

I will be able to study and uncover the vast potential that data science possesses in changing the world and furthermore enable me to be successful in this newly-found passion.

What research area are you most interested in?

I am very interested in computer vision and data processing algorithms for the big data collected from autonomous vehicles and wish to work on transforming the data into information that can be used to improve the safety and efficiency of autonomous vehicles.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I spend free time with my family, wife, and two girls. My hobby is everything about cars! Fixing, tuning, collecting information about cars.

What is one interesting fact about you?

I’ve lived half my life in Korea half my life in the USA.