Congratulations

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University community gathered today for its first virtual Class Day to celebrate the 2020 graduates of the M.S. in data science program and recipients of the certification of professional achievement in data sciences. Hundreds of graduates, family members, and friends representing 24 countries participated in the event. Please scroll down for the full list of 2020 data science graduates.

This year’s commencement activity was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Jeannette Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science, congratulated the graduates for achieving this milestone during these unprecedented times. She encouraged them to use their data science expertise to “tackle societal challenges to make our world safer, healthier, and stronger for the future.”

“No class of students has ever had to turn on a dime and go from in-person instruction to online instruction in a matter of days,” Wing said. “With only remote access to data science faculty, industry mentors, and the Data Science Institute staff, you persevered and made it. You can rely on your resilience—perhaps a character strength you did not realize you had or one you had to develop—and know with certainty that you can do anything.”

Tian Zheng, Associate Director for Education and Professor and Chair of Statistics, echoed Wing’s sentiments and reiterated the importance of using data science to support decision-making in the face of tremendous uncertainty.

"Data quality, selection biases, projection uncertainty, experimental design, and ethical consequences of data science algorithms, all these concepts you have learned as part of your curriculum at Columbia, have become buzz words in today's news,” Zheng said. “I have never felt more proud of being a data scientist.”

Eleni Drinea, Director of the M.S. in Data Science program and a Lecturer of Computer Science, presided over the 2020 awards ceremony. The Patricia J. Culligan Academic Achievement Award, which recognizes the student with the highest GPA, was presented to Ashwin Jayaraman and Ridhi Kapoor. This year’s Data Science Outstanding Course Assistant awards were presented to Yu Jian Wu, Computer Systems for Data Science; Kartik Parnami, Machine Learning for Data Science; and Ashwin Jayaraman, Analysis of Algorithms and Algorithms for Data Science. 

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M.S. in Data Science

Hammaad Haroon Adam
Ankita Agrawal
Pranav Alva
Jacqueline Araya
Rohan Bareja
Chandrasekaran Anirudh Bhardwaj
Raj Biswas
Thompson James Bliss
Eric Chi Boxer
Jesse Patrick Cahill
Yijie Cao
Xinyuan Cao
Emily Elizabeth Cassell
Shreya Chaganti
Wadood Chaudhary
Xiaoyu Chen
Ze Chen
Michelle Chen
Minghao Chen
Nima Chitsazan
Lea Collin
Hadrien Alexandre Cornier
Connor Timothy Daly
James Anthony Deantonis
Dhananjay Chandrashekhar Deshpande
Arjun Singh Dhillon
Han Ding
Zhejin Dong
Redouane Dziri
Shadi Fadaee
Shimeng Feng
Fan Feng
Qi Feng
John Martin Gilligan
Peter Dupont Grantcharov
Weiyang Gu
Zihui Gu
Jingwen Guo
Sarang Gupta
Yawen Han
Donghan He
Ling He
Lizhou He
Arthur Edouard Cyril Herbout
Xinxin Huang
Yiming Huang
Yu Han Huang
Ikkei Itoku
Ashwin Jayaraman
Zhongling Jiang
Jiaying Jin
Aastha Manoj Joshi
Hooman Kamel
Kai Kang
Megala Sundar Kannan
Aashna Devang Kanuga
Ridhi Kapoor
Ameya Karnad
Timotius Abdiel Kartawijaya
Justin Ali Kennedy
Mert Ketenci
Jeffrey Benjamin Khasin
Foad Khoshouei
Minsuk Kim
Raphael Moshe Kintzer
Jacob Faktor Klein
Fatimazohra Abubakar Koli
Alex Li Kong
Jason Kuo
Yong Jae Kwon
Christine Hiu-Man Lee
Nae Eoun Lee
Jung Suk Lee
Jong Hyuk Lee
Patrick Ian Lewis
Nanshan Li
Yinheng Li
Mingfeng Li
Zixuan Li
Aishen Li
Yixin Lian
Yinan Ling
Po-Chieh Liu
Lehui Liu
Feihong Liu
Kunpeng Liu
Corentin Llorca
Gerardo Antonio Lopez Ruiz
Jose Luis Lopez Torres
Antonia Lovjer
Yan Lu
Charlene Luo
Cristina Martinez-Finlay
Naoto Minakawa
Akshat Mittal
Andrea Navarrete Rivera
Namson Ngo-Le
Thanaspakorn Niyomkarn
Zichen Pan
Carlos Omar Pardo Gomez
Hyun Mean Park
Akshata Mitul Patel
Uduwanage Gayani Eranga Perera
Ujjwal Peshin
Ankit Peshin
Carlo Provinciali
Janet Catherine Prumachuk
Akhil Punia
Akanksha Rajput
Deepak Ravishankar
Kalvakuntla Sheetal Reddy
Deiby Andres Rios Candela
Kiran Saini
Harin Sanghirun
Neha Saraf
Benedikt Dietmar Schifferer
Nirali Satish Shah
Michael She
Ruxin Shen
Siyuan Shi
Karan Sindwani
Gurkanwar Singh
Paridhi Singh
Emma Nelece Smithayer
Patrick William Stanton
Arnaud Elie Philippe Stiegler
Danielle Su
Xinyue Su
Dazun Sun
Jiayu Tan
Kun Tao
Siyu Tao
Mufaddal Tayebaly
Hrishikesh Nagesh Telang
Lisa Sarah Thomas
Somendra Dutt Tripathi
Fernando Troeman
Ioannis Tzemos
Daniel Ivan Ugalde Gutierrez
Costas Vafeades
Aishwarya Vedantaramanujam Srinivas
Yi Min Wang
Junhao Wang
Jialei Wang
Shaofei Wang
Xiaoqi Wang
Yiran Wang
Zhendong Wang
Nico Winata
Yufei Wu
Bingquan Wu
Chengrui Wu
Luhuan Wu
Chenguang Xu
Bing Xu
Bin Xu
Xiaoxin Xu
Linxiuzhi Yang
Chunran Yao
Minsu Yeom
Nan You
Haotian Zeng
Yunbai Zhang
Ziyao Zhang
Jinhao Zhang
Tianyi Zhang
Zhida Zhang
Ruizhi Zhang
Xiaowei Zhao
Xuehan Zhao
Zhiyuan Zhao
Jie Zheng
Yisu Zhong
Jing Yi Zhou
Hantang Zhou
Zilin Zhu
Yufan Zhuang


Certification of Professional Achievement in Data Sciences

Vikram Kapoor
Charley Levy
Klyment Mamykin



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