Data Science Research
He is an 11th grade student, who is interested to work on a data science research mentorship program.
Aabi is at the top of his class with a 97.2/100 GPA. His primary academic interests are Data Science and Computer Science. Amongst many other awards, he recently won the Silver award in the International Youth Mathematics Challenge and is ranked top 1% Internationally in the “Mathematics Olympiad.”
University admission result
Scope of the program
- To learn all the basics regarding the regression analysis (using the statistics software R) including Linear Regression and ANOVA, and find an sample data set that intrigued the student to apply what the student has learnt to analyze this data set;
- To identify a concrete project feasible for 8-week duration and the level of knowledge base the student is at, and the goal is to make the project as an exposure with proper depth and width, to the research field for the future researcher-in-training (the student), to motivate, to inspire, and to rise the curiosity, so that the student could use this experience to make an informed/learnt decision when planning for his future education in a college.
What challenges did he face?
- Without certain statistical data science skills, Aabi had to spend more time learning some basic skills in order to proceed with the research direction he wants.
How did our program in data science research help him?
- Without any prior statistics knowledge for data science research, Aabi learnt regression analysis (using the statistics software R) including Linear Regression and ANOVA.
- Aabi learnt about research planning, literature search and comprehension, learnt a new programming language R and completed a research paper.
- Aabi had his data science research paper published on a youth journal.
The mentor serves as the Associate Director and as Image Analysis Scientist at the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory (FNL), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Hong’s research interests include mathematical statistics, biomedical image processing and analysis, and neural computation and machine learning.
Based on your knowledge of this student, would you recommend this student to selective universities? Why or why not?
“Sure, I’d be happy to recommend Aabi to selective universities, due to the fact that he gifted, motivated, full of curiosity, and able to start learning advanced subjects in research.
Aabi performed beyond general expectations. It’s always a pleasure to have a conversation with him.“Mentor from Harvard Medical School
Excerpts of student’s work
Except of student’s final research paper “United States Crime Data Analysis Using Modern Applied Statistics Methodologies”.