Data Science

The Data Science Lab, started by Alan Pham in Fall 2018, is a great opportunity for students to conduct data science research by working on an interesting project, with guidance from experienced undergraduate mentors. It might seem difficult, but it’s actually very fun and easy, because of our unique way of providing students a gentle introduction to research. For mentors, this is a meaningful opportunity to lead aspiring researchers while getting to know what it might be like to lead a lab.

Data science is becoming an increasingly important field, and the ability to understand, analyze, and clearly communicate data is valuable in any field, so we encourage everyone to study it. Projects can be about anything you choose, as long as it deals with data. Possible areas of interest could be education, business, technology, health, sports, sociology, government, etc. Basically, anything you learn about or observe in life can be analyzed with data science, so this is a great chance for students of all majors to explore any research topics of their interest. For example, you could investigate factors that increase risk for certain diseases, develop a predictive model for election results, or identify factors that increase school test scores. This is a very beneficial and worthwhile opportunity, and we hope you can join as a researcher or mentor.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Our Staff

Kashish Kharbanda
Research Director
Nandita Radhakrishnan
Lab Manager [Relations]
Won Shil Park
Lab Manager [Logistics]
Srikanth Nampoothiri
Lab Manager [Marketing]
Ethan Qiu
Outreach Coordinator
Arjun Vats
Finance Director

Want to join us?

Mentee & Mentor positions are now open for Spring 2022! If you would like to be considered for a role in our lab this semester, please fill out the respective forms below. Applications are due Friday, February 4th @ 11:59PM for both mentors and mentees. Both mentors & mentees will hear back from us regarding the decision by Sunday, February 6th; the deadline to accept our offer will be Tuesday, February 8th.

If you’re interested in getting to know more about ULAB DS and its structure, or if you have any questions you'd like to ask us, attend our info session on Tuesday 2/1 @ 8PM: more details on our Facebook page here.

Mentee Application:

Mentor Application:

If you have any questions about the application process, please email!