Divya Gorantla

MIDS 2019
Data and Applied Scientist II

How has the program prepared or helped you in your current job?

With my background as a software developer, I can now apply data science skills to product development. I’m able to contribute to open source projects and give back to the developer community.

What was your favorite course and why?

I really enjoyed natural language processing with deep learning and machine learning at scale. I understood the mechanisms behind neural networks and their functionality during these courses. Homework was well designed and organized to enable critical thinking in students.

What one piece of advice would you give to prospective or current MIDS students?

A comprehensive understanding of statistics and mathematical concepts that drive the machine learning models will help you thrive as a student and become a good data scientist.