Sunanda Koduvayur graduated last spring with a certification in data science from Columbia and now works at DataXu, an ad tech startup in Boston. She recently returned to Columbia to speak on a panel, "My First Year as a Data Scientist," to share advice with current students.
Software developed at Columbia University, and expanded upon by CoClear, a Harlem-based startup, allows companies to compare the costs and benefits of reducing a product's impact on the environment. The software will be on display at the Data Science Institute’s Demo Day on March 31.
Harris Wang, a Columbia University researcher designing synthetic gut microbes that could help treat obesity and gastrointestinal disease, has received a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. The two-year, $50,000 grant will support his research on horizontal gene transfer as a way to engineer beneficial bacteria in the human digestive system.
Suresh Naidu, a Columbia University researcher using text-mining tools to study the role of politics in shaping economies, has received a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. His research has uncovered evidence of insider trading from declassified CIA documents and explored the political biases shaping the field of economics, among other topics.