Data Science Graduate Student Association

The GW Data Science Graduate Association (GW DSGA) was recently founded in January 2020 by our own Data Science graduate students and alumni.  Their mission is to build a bridge for all Data Science students, including alumni, with the larger Data Science community across the DMV and to also create a collaborative environment for all University students interested in the field of Data Science. 


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Membership is open to any student interested in the field of Data Science.

Meet the Officers

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Anwesha Tomar

Acting President

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Jesse Liu

Acting Vice President

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Sharmin Kantharia

Social Media Manager

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Jake Lieberfarb

Newsletter Editor

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Jingya Gao

Alumni Outreach Officer

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Wenyu Zeng

Digital Marketing Officer

 


Student Mentor Network

One of the first initiatives of the Association was to build a Student Mentor Network.  Mentors include both current students and alumni and serves to provide support at all levels.  Feel free to reach out any of the mentors at any time.

Meet the Mentors

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Anwesha Tomar

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Hello everyone, I have a BS in Computer Science, I am currently enrolled in my third semester of the MS Data Science program. I am interested in Machine Learning and its applications. I have worked with environmental, healthcare and financial data and this semester I will be researching various speech recognition technologies. I look forward to speaking to all of you.  

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I and II, High Performance Computing, NLP, Time Series Modelling, Applied Data Science Research

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Fahim Ishrak

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Hi everyone, I'm in my final semester of the MS Data Science program with a BS in Computer Science. My primary interest is in the field of machine learning and predictive modelling. 

MS Data Science Coursework:Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Multivariate Modelling, Machine Learning I & II, Network Data Science, Bayesian Computing, NLP, Capstone

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Hilary Long

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Hello!  I graduated from the Data Science graduate program in Fall 2019 and now work as a Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton, an international consulting firm.  I come from a public policy and international relations background and previously earned a Master in Public Policy.  I empathize with anyone coming into Data Science from another discipline.  Outside of work, I spend time with my husband and kids, extended family, and friends.

MS Data Science Coursework:  NLP, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Multivariate Modeling, Capstone

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Jake Lieberfarb

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Hello everyone! I am enrolled in the BS/MS for Statistics/Data Science. As an undergraduate, I was a tutor for the statistics department for 4 years and a member of the Student Association as Director of Survey Design. Although I am fairly new to the Data Science field, I am interested in the application of Bayesian methods.  My free time is spent either playing my saxophone or watching Jeopardy! 

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Intro to Data Mining, Data Warehousing

 

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Jesse Liu

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Hi everyone, I’m currently enrolled in my second semester as a part of the Data Science Graduate Certificate program. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and am excited to integrate those past experiences with my current Data Science coursework. It’s my pleasure to work within the GWU Data Science community and I’m happy to be of assistance in any way I can. 

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Warehousing, Intro to Data Mining, Data Visualization

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Jingya (Gabby) Gao

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Hi everyone, this is my second year of study in the Data Science graduate program. Before that, I also earned a master's degree in Electrical Engineering. I enjoy learning about these two different fields and am interested in data mining and machine learning. 

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I, Cloud Computing

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Joseph Schultz

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Hello everyone! I graduated from the MS, Data Science program in Spring 2020 and now work as a Data Director for Advertising Analytics, LLC, a market intelligence firm.  Prior to that I was a Political Advisor for Scripps media, focusing on elections and political advertising.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  Minnesota native.

MS Data Science Coursework: Visualization,  Ethics, NLP, Multivariate Modeling, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Intro to Data Science, Capstone

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Mishkin Kunger

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Hey everyone! I am currently in my third semester of the MS in Data Science program. I have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I am interested in Deep Learning and NLP. I am here to help you in all the possible ways I can! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding courses, curriculum or settling in at the University.

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I & II, High Performance Computing, NLP and Advanced, Machine learning 2, Time Series Modelling, Data Visualization

 

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Wenyu Zeng

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Hi everyone, I’m in my second year of the M.S. Data Science program. Prior to this, I earned my bachelor's degree in Statistics from UPitt. I'm interested in exploring different models in machine learning, and I look forward to chatting with you soon.

MS Data Science Coursework: Intro to Data Science, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning I, NLP, Cloud Computing, Network Data Science