Tommy Yan

Tommy Yan

Tommy Yan

City of residence: Shanghai
School: East China University of Science and Technology Affiliated Middle School
Intended major: Computer science or electrical engineering
Age during program: Grade 12

Tommy is ranked top 20% of his class across all subjects. He has previously taken courses in C, Python, and Java as well as automated process control. He has done a beginner-level build of a temperature control system circuit board project.

University Acceptance

★ Vanderbilt University
★ University of Liverpool
★ University of Birmingham


What challenges did he face?

  • Tommy has good programming skills but needed a mentor to advance his skills through a project.
  • His challenge was training and testing his dataset and to improve the accuracy.


Matched professor:

A Chemical Engineering lecturer at University of Washington.  He integrates engineer and data science — including the DIRECT course series in software engineering and data science.


How did our program help him?

  • Tommy learnt scikit-learn library as part of Python programming language in order to manipulate and visualize his dataset.
  • He learnt convolutional neural networks, a high-level machine learning algorithm in data analytics.


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

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