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Ishan Patil

Ishan Patil

"The MSc in Data Science has helped me to grow intellectually as well as professionally and reinforced my aspiration to bring positive changes to the lives of people using the power of data." 

Entry year
2019

I decided to do a masters in data science having been exposed to the latest tools in business intelligence and data analysis while working at Hewlett-Packard Enterprises in India. This gave me a new perspective on how data can change the way we do business.

Surrey was the clear choice for my studies because it leads the pack with its exceptional research and teaching in computer science and robotics, while also offering the chance to get hands-on industry experience with a Professional Placement Year.

Overall, the experience has been a joy. The MSc Data Science offers insights into the core subjects of data science such as practical business analytics, database systems, machine learning and data mining to name a few, which has enabled me to learn, adapt and grow. I have been able to see what goes on behind the scenes to make an industry business model run seamlessly and successfully, and which technology drives it.

"The facilities at Surrey are outstanding. The computer science lab is a world-class learning facility and – even during Covid-19 – we students have been fully connected to our studies via Surrey Learn and remote access to the labs 24/7."

The academic staff are exceptional in challenging us while also being supportive, with a focus on disruptive tech and the latest industry trends.

I will be doing a Professional Placement Year at UXLI, which offers global expertise in helping businesses move onto cloud-based data management and planning solutions, enabling business intelligence via smart insights. At UXLI, I will be exposed to an expert group of data engineers, giving me the chance to apply learnings from my MSc to real life use cases. I also hope to learn about and contribute to new product development which is a major area of investment for UXLI.

Studying at Surrey has been a fulfilling journey, combining cross-cultural life experiences and memories I will cherish for life with world class teaching. The MSc in Data Science has helped me to grow intellectually as well as professionally and reinforced my aspiration to bring positive changes to the lives of people using the power of data.

 

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