Hanita Palanichamy

Hanita Palanichamy

Hanita Palanichamy

Residence: Tiruchirappalli, India
School: International High School
Intended major: Computer science
Age during program: Grade 10

In the top 5% of her class, Hanita is passionate about AI and machine learning in health care. She’s student council representative and was recently given the award for highest academic achievement in her grade. She has earned certificates for both game and app development.


What challenges did she face?

  • Hanita is programming Python language beginner. Nevertheless, her aim in this program is to work on a software project. She worked really hard and faced some challenges getting her app codes to work right.


Matched professor:

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He holds a number of certificates in education, networking and IT, including Cisco’s CCNP, CCNA, and ITE Instructor Trainer.


How did our program help her?

  • She learnt the different machine learning algorithms such as K-means clustering and applied them in Python.
  • She learnt about decision-making flowchart and to chart out all possible scenarios. She also learnt to use Figma for the app design process. With extra coaching on the codes, Hanita managed to design an app.


Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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