Data Analytics Developer, GreenerU, Boston, MA
Graduation Year: 2016
Mamta Kanvinde received the Master of Data Science in 2016 and to this day, still uses notes from coursework to assist in her job tasks. She received a Master of Science in Computer Science in Mumbai, India before enrolling in the data science program at Illinois Tech. She was intrigued by the wide range of course study offered within curriculum, particularly in math.
Kanvinde admits that the coursework is rigorous yet rewarding, and offers advice to incoming students: "I learned a lot from interesting courses like social network analysis, machine learning, and computational math…consult with an advisor before opting for courses as some are [challenging] and may need a prior understanding of basic concepts.”
Kanvinde currently works as a data analytics developer in the energy efficiency sector and applies predictive modeling, data visualization, statistics, and machine learning concepts regularly. She attributes her academic success to Professor Shlomo Argamon for his instruction and study materials in machine learning. She said, “I still look at his notes sometimes before searching on Google for information on machine learning concepts, as they are precise compared to the vast information on Google.”