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  1. I am a junior in college studying business and I have a 2.8 GPA right now. I have low grades and I am thinking about either getting into a masters program for applied statistics to be a statistician or a master's degree in data analysis or finance. However, I might have messed up because I got a few C grades in my early math classes and I had to withdraw from Calculus 1 twice. I took it the third time and got a B+. I understand that I screwed up badly but I am thinking about changing my life around. I have a bunch of W grades and I am thinking about trying to at least get into a masters program for higher education. I don't want to end up a failure. Be honest, do I have a chance at all or should I get another bachelor's degree in a field that's well-paying? I am ready to try my hardest to succeed.
  2. I would like to invite you to a philosophy discord server. For teachers, students, and autodidacts. The purpose of this discord chat is dedicated to the engagement of philosophical discourse and the exploration of ideas in the history of philosophy. Our main goal is to become more knowledgeable about historical thinkers and ideas from every philosophical domain through interpersonal dialogues. We are not a debate server. Argument is a method used by philosophy, but this isn’t to be confused with debate. The latter is competitive in nature, whereas the former is a cooperative endeavor. Philosophy is a group project that aims to determine what is true, and this server is a place for this activity. https://discord.gg/NyesZ6e5cp Invite link is hopefully permanent, so you won't have to worry whether the link is working if you're reading this sometime in the future. See you all there!
  3. Hello, I am looking for information on program rankings and admitted applicant profiles for computational neuroscience programs. These programs are much more math heavy than traditional neuroscience so I thought you folk might have some info. GRE Scores? Math/Physics GRE beneficial? Weighting of undergrad/grad math coursework? Is neuro coursework needed, or is neuro research sufficient? What does it take to get into MIT? UW Seattle? Caltech? etc...
  4. I’m a Vietnamese First-Year Mathematics student who really wants to pursue a PhD in Mathematics. What's needed to be approved for good PhD in Mathematics? (in detail). I know that it must need a IELTS/TOEFL degree, GRE, 3 letters, ... But at which score I will get approval from a graduate school in Top 50 over the world. How can I get that three letter in the best way I could? Give me as many as advices, experiences you have on what I need to do now to be a strong applicant in the future. And if possible, tell me more about your story in pursuing a PhD in Mathematics. Tell me more about your research, what did you do in your undergraduate... Suggest me some propriate universities, Professors, the corresponding branch in Mathematics that you've taken or know... Sorry if the question posted somewhere and if it's too general and too much. Thanks a lot. Please help me. : D Mathematics Lover.
  5. I’m a Vietnamese First-Year Mathematics student who really wants to pursue a PhD in Mathematics. What's needed to be approved for good PhD in Mathematics? (in detail). I know that it must need a IELTS/TOEFL degree, GRE, 3 letters, ... But at which score I will get approval from a graduate school in Top 50 over the world. How can I get that three letter in the best way I could? Give me as many as advices, experiences you have on what I need to do now to be a strong applicant in the future. And if possible, tell me more about your story in pursuing a PhD in Mathematics. Tell me more about your research, what did you do in your undergraduate... Suggest me some propriate universities, Professors, the corresponding branch in Mathematics that you've taken or know... Sorry if the question posted somewhere and if it's too general and too much. Thanks a lot. Please help me. : D Mathematics Lover.
  6. Hello all. I hope I can get a realistic feedback. Recently, I started to think that my chances of getting into Master's is very slim. I am considering applying to all the UCs except Berkeley, some other state Universities in the US such as UT Arlington, University of Utah, etc. I will applying as MS (or MA if it is the only option). One of my math profs advised me to apply as Applied Math master, but I don't think it is a good option either since I did not take numerical method course as well as advanced prob theory course. Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern California Major: Pure Math GPA: 3.5 (Overall), 3.4 (Math Courses Only) Type of Student: Asian PR. Courses taken: Math: Calc I, II, III / Real Analysis I, Differential Eqn, Machine Learning, Differential Geometry (A), Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra (A-), Real Analysis II, Probability Theory (B-), Number Theory (C). GRE General Test: Q: 170 / V: 150 / W: 4.0 GRE Subject Math: 680 (55%). Research Experience: None. Working Experience: 4 years of teaching mathematics to high school students. Awards: Dean's list for 7 semesters.
  7. Do graduate schools look down upon applicants who do not immediately want to pursue a career in academia? If I want to do something in between graduating with my Ph.D. and my academic career, should I leave that out of my personal statement? Specifically, I am seeking admission to a Ph.D. program in mathematics. After getting my Ph.D. I want to enlist in the Navy and become a SEAL. After I leave operational capacity, I want to serve as a mathematics professor at the Naval Academy or the Naval Postgraduate School. Should I include this in my personal statement, or only mention wanting to become a professor one day?
  8. Hello:) My name is Yiran, and I'm going to apply for some graduate programs this year Dec-Jan. I'm not sure if the programs I've chosen best fit my academic background (if they are too good to me?). I graduated with B.S. Economics (GPA 3.56) and B.A. Communication (GPA (3.57) from the University of Washington Seattle in 2018. Then I worked as a full-time data analyst at Philips Healthcare and part-time student at the University of Washington Bothell for one year. Now I'm a UW Bothell student pursuing a B.S Math degree, and will finish in Spring 2020. My current average Math GPA is 3.73. Here's the list of math class I've taken so far (I got AP credit for Calculus II): I want to apply for Fall 2020 graduate programs /Ph.D., and here's my list of 18 programs: Any advice is deeply appreciated! Thank you in advance for your help! Thank you! Yiran
  9. Hi I graduated with B.E in Biotechnology in the year 2017 from India. I have been working in a computational genetics lab since then. I don't have any publications yet. Might be submitting one by the end of this year. I am aiming for Phd in mathematical biology as that field really interests me. I have done courses in Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra and Differential Equation during my undergraduate studies. It would be great if you could suggest me any universities in the USA which offers this program of study. I would welcome suggestions in this regard, since I don't have a major in mathematics how much it is going to affect my application process. Also, do I stand chance at all for getting an admit(an international student plus not a strong background in mathematics). Really appreciate for reading this! Thanks in Advance!!
  10. Out of the top Canadian schools and the University of Michigan, where would be a better place in the long run to pursue a pure math PhD?
  11. Let me first start off by saying that I am not doing poorly in linear algebra because I don't understand it, rather there was a misunderstanding with my professor. I had my first linear algebra exam last Wednesday. I was up very late studying for the exam, however, at around 3 am I got super sick (it was something I ate). I was legit puking every 20 minutes, I couldn't make it to my morning exam. I don't have insurance so I didn't see a doctor and get a note. I went to the dean of students, and because of that my professor gave me an offer to replace my zero exam 1 grade with 2/3 of my final exam grade. ex. if I got an 100 on the final exam, my zero will be replaced with a 66. However, the exam averages in this professors class are in the low 70's, so going off of that I will either end up with a low B or C in the class, and thats assuming I score around 10 points above average for the rest of the exams. I currently have two W's on my transcript-- one in computer science from my second semester (retaking next semester) and one in actuarial science from my third semester (he curved the class so only the top 40% passed, also changed my major so I didn't need the class). I am currently in my fourth semester, so this means that if I drop this course I will have a W on my transcript for the third semester in a row. I think this creates a poor representation of who I am as a student, as it shows that I won't be able to handle a graduate school course load because I keep dropping one course every semester. I want to get into a good graduate school for economics. I am currently double majoring in math and econ. I am a transfer, My first semester at my new school was last semester, where I got a 3.3 GPA. I am trying to get this up by getting straight A's this semester and my last two years. If my GPA still isnt high enough, I would be willing to do an extra semester or two to take extra courses. Now, I do believe that I will get A's in all of my other courses, however, I think getting a 'W' in linear algebra will make this look not as impressive. I'm thinking about staying in the course, getting a B or C, and just retaking it over the summer online. The original grade will still be on my transcript, but it won't count towards my GPA. Would grad schools look past this? What should I do? This is such a terrible situation... :/
  12. Hi, everybody. To be honest, I come from a rural community and don´t have the money to apply to several graduate programs. That is why I want help so I can narrow my choices and avoid spending money on application fees for universities I don´t even have a decent chance to get accepted at (I don´t know how my profile compares to average international students). Here is my profile: Major: Two at UNAM in México. One in Physics and other in Mathematics GPA: both 9.5/10 Research experience: Several posters, seminar talks and worked as associated student at various institutes TOEFL: 113 GRE: 163 V / 169 Q / 4.0 AWA Awards: Some summer schools, scholarships and finalist at math competitions I would really appreciate if anyone can have a look at my profile and give me some advice. Thank you very much in advance.
  13. I've accepted an offer from Bonn University for the graduate program in mathematics. If you're going to study in the same school next year, feel free to contact me. We have a chat on whatsapp with a similar student. 009zero5378two347nine_nine
  14. Hi, I'm sorry if this isn't the place to ask this question. I'm new to the forum. I understand Duke has already sent out admission offers and rejections, but I haven't recieved anything yet. On the OneLink website, it says my mathematics application is still under consideration. Thank you for any hint or advice.
  15. Hello, I applied for the Mast in pure mathematics at the university of Cambridge in November, and my application has been under review by department since then. I was wondering if anyone knows when i would be likely to hear back from the department regarding an offer. I'm currently studying a Bsc in mathematics in the united kingdom at a not so high ranking university.
  16. Hi All, Each year we organize a Summer School for senior undergraduate students. This year, the four-day fully-catered event will be from July 3rd until July 6th, inclusive. The Summer School will consist of wide-ranging talks on the theory and applications of data analytics & visualization given by program faculty and industry experts. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about cutting-edge research in the big data science and network with subject matter experts and fellow students from other countries. We are inviting applications from exceptional students worldwide. The event is free to attend, and moreover, the successful applicant’s travel and accommodation expanses will be covered by the program. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.lassondecreatedav.ca/ About the CREATE DAV Program The program is a multi-institution, multi-sector collaboration between York University (the lead institution), OCAD University, Concordia University and the University of Toronto, together with a number of leading Canadian high-tech companies in Toronto and Montreal focused on applications in cloud computing, digital cultures, health technology and smart cities. The goal of the DAV program is to provide opportunities for exceptional graduate students (MSc and PhD), undergraduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Students accepted into the program will receive highly competitive financial stipends and enhanced training from a collaborative group of internationally known subject matter experts in the field of data analytics and visualization in a broad range of application areas. Poster Create Dav Summer school 2018.pdf
  17. I currently am graduating with a B.S. in Computational and applied mathematics. I concentrated in statistics and have a minor in it, but am only also a class different from a Statistics B.S. as well. I took a class in mathematics of large data and it concentrated in Laplace and Fourier transformations of data, such as signals within pictures, voice and speaker recognition, and wavelets JPEG. I absolutely loved it. I was wondering what I should do now? I have heard that mathematicians can go to grad school for electrical engineering and not be behind if they are going to focus on signals and processing, which is what I would be doing, but am wondering how feasible it is? I know for a fact that mathematicians transition into systems engineering flawlessly since graduate school of systems engineering is mathematics of processes. However, I know a masters in applied mathematics would also open doors to different worlds, but normally lead to different kinds of jobs than my dream job. Other than that, should I just finish a bachelors degree in electrical engineering? I do not think would be more beneficial but I thought I would ask that as well. any advise would be greatly appreciated Thanks, Tom
  18. Hi all! I am applying to several master's programs for Fall 2018 and I am hoping some of you might be able to help as I do not have much of an idea how my chances might be. I am particularly interested in 1-year professional master's in statistics programs, but I am also applying to others. Undergrad Institution: Large state (Pac-12) Top 50 Math department Major(s): Mathematics Minor(s): Econ GPA: Cum: 3.87; Major: 3.8 Type of Student: Domestic male Relevant coursework: Calc II (A), Calc III (B), Discrete (A), Elements of Prob and Stat (A), Proofs (B), Analysis ODE (A), Linear Algebra (A), Real Analysis (A), Probability Theory (A), Topology (in progress), Statistics Theory (in progress), Java (A), Data Organization in C (A) GRE General Test: Q: 170 (97%) V: 151 (52%) W: 4.0 (60%) Programs Applying: Cornell MPS, CMU MSP, Rice M.Stat, Brown Biostat, Columbia MA Statistics, Columbia Data Science, Brown Data Science. I did not determine that I wanted to pursue graduate studies until late 2017, which explains the lack of more "safety" schools as most deadlines passed before I began applying. Research Experience: None Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Just some GPA-based honors and selections Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Data science internship at a startup last summer Letters of Recommendation: 1 professor, 1 post-doc, 1 from employer. Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Father did postdoctoral math research at Cornell, which happens to be my first choice, with an active and distinguished professor he is still in contact with. My concern is that I have not done any undergraduate research due to being a student-athlete for 3 years and that this can affect me in two ways: first is that I have not done research and second is that my LORs will only be as good as "did well in class and went to office hours" LORs. Will undergrad research make a big difference for professional master's programs? I am also hoping my V GRE score is good enough such that it doesn't red flag. Do I have a reasonable shot at these programs this year? Thank you!!!
  19. I am planning to apply to a Ph.D. program in mathematics. I just finished the first draft of my SOP, would anyone like to review my SOP? I would be happy to review yours for exchange. Thanks a lot!
  20. Hi everyone,Kindly advise on my chances of getting into the following MFE/Quantitative Finance programs:-Baruch-Columbia-Cornell-NYU-University of Chicago-Georgia Institute of Technology-MIT-University of Washington-Boston University-Fordham-NYU Tandon-UCLA-USC-North Carolina State-North Carolina at Charlotte-RensselaerGender: M. Ethnic Background: White/European. American Citizen.Here are some of my accomplishments and skills:-May 2017 BS Mathematics graduate, 3.35 GPA (courses in Calc 1-3, DiffEq, Real Analysis I&II, Complex Analysis, Probability Theory, Topology, Advanced Linear Algebra, and few actuary courses [FM, P, MLC]). Top 100 ranked from US News National University in New York.-Full time work experience as a Pricing Analyst for an aviation engineering company. I've been there for 7 months already immediately after graduation and looking to stay for a year until I get in a FE program for fall 2018.Job summary: Develop integrated pricing models and cost analysis for aircraft component repair Forecast revenue/profit margins and present analyses and recommendations to executive management team Prepare business proposals, validate bills of material pricing, and leverage budget analysis to maximize revenue and mitigate risk -GRE Score: Q: 166 (91 percentile), V: 153 (61 percentile), Writing: 4.5 (82 percentile).-Financial representative internship at Northwestern Mutual during my undergrad.-Letters of Rec: 1) Calculus 1 & 2 Teacher's Assistant. This professor, who is the director of calculus at the university I graduated from, is writing my recommendation letter. 2) My math professor for advanced probability/stats, and 2 actuary courses in MLC (part I and II). I did very well in his classes. B, A-,A respectively in that order. 3) My former business development manager who was the previous pricing analyst as well and trained me. He now is in a different office for the same company; this left me to run the business development department on my own. I expect strong letters from all 3.-Limited knowledge of C++, Python, and Access. Haven't formally learned programming but I plan on getting take Baruch's C++ for Financial Engineering pre MFE course for C++ certification before starting in the Fall. -Working with the IT developer at my job to create a C++ program that predicts stock price volatility. He's doing the coding, I'm doing the math. -Advanced Excel skills, as I use it heavily at my job every day. -Private math tutor for Wyzant.com with over 95 hours of tutoring and 5/5 star rating for all levels of math up to calculus 1.Please let me know if you think my profile is strong enough to gain acceptance for certain schools based on my experience. If you have any more questions to evaluate my profile do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your help.-Transcending
  21. Howdy everyone! I'm currently a freshman at a large, public top 50 school and I'm determined to go onto graduate school, with the goal of ultimately getting my PhD in statistics. I absolutely adore mathematics and statistics, and while I don't know what branch of statistics I'd like to research or even what sector (academia, industry, government) I'd like to go into, I am certain that I want to do higher-level statistics for the rest of my career. I know it seems incredibly early for me to be discussing/ considering any of this, but please hear me out. After reading through this forum fairly extensively, I realized that a very large chunk of the advice that is given in profile evaluations is worded something along the lines of, "Well it's too late now to work on your GPA/ undergraduate research experience/ finding better recommenders, so instead just focus on the GRE/ statement of purpose/ etc." I know that the closer I get to the actual application deadline, the fewer aspects of my application I can change. Because of this, I figured that now's the best time to learn what to prioritize over the next four years. I spent the past couple months figuring out what opportunities I might have over the next couple years, but I've been having a hard time figuring out what to prioritize or which experiences might be the most valuable. The rest of this post will consist of some of the academic and extracurricular activities that I know I have access to. If there is anything you think is worth prioritizing (or might not be worth it), or if there is literally any general advice you have, please say it. Additionally, I'm not sure what 'level' of school I'm interested in (e.g. top 5 vs. top 40), so I'm curious about what I would have to do to have a chance in different levels of graduate programs. Academic Options: Theses are the statistics and mathematics classes I currently plan on taking over the next four years. Do they seem to be enough for me to be accepted into a PhD program after graduation, or is there some a major section of statistical or mathematical understanding that I might be missing? Freshman Year: Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Intro to Linear Algebra Statistical Methods I Sophomore Year: Differential Equations, Intro to Proofs, Calc of Several Variables, Advanced Calculus Statistical Methods II, Theoretical Statistics I, Methods of Regression Analysis, Experimental Design, Probability and Distributions Junior Year: Discrete Mathematics, Elementary Real Analysis I, Linear Algebra Theoretical Statistics II, Communication in Statistical Collaborations, Data Analytics and Visualizations, Applied Bayesian Statistics, Applied Multivariate Analysis Senior Year: I'm not sure yet, because it's around here that I can no longer understand the fundamental idea of the classes of this level with what I currently know. I'm planning on keeping senior year more math-heavy, but I don't understand what all of my options mean. Extracurricular Options: Putnam Exam Contestant Statistics Club Vice President/ President: I was presented with the opportunity to be the Vice President of the undergraduate statistics club, and probably the president of the club for the next 3 years after that. Besides being a fun experience, the only belief that I could see would be that it could make it easier for me to meet notable faculty members, as the VP and president organize guest speakers to come in. Undergraduate Research Math Tutoring Honors Program Summer Internships Summer REUs Study-Abroad (Budapest Seminars, Math in Moscow, University of Karlsruhe, etc) There might have been more, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. Regardless, thank you for your help.
  22. Hi all, I am currently a Junior at a top liberal arts college, majoring in math, with a 3.70 GPA (but 3.39 in math courses). I have no research experience, and I will take the GREs next month. I am genuinely unsure whether I could get into any decent math masters program with this profile, so I was wondering generally where I stand. ' Relevant courses: Calc 2 (A-), Linear Algebra (B), Multivariable (B), Mathematical Modeling (A-), Complex Analysis (B), Numerical Linear Algebra (A), and currently taking Real Analysis and Probability. For context the average grade awarded by the math department is 3.14 (funny I know).
  23. I am a mathematics student at Sharif University of Technology. Also, I've passed the minor course of economics in that university. My GPA is about 15.30 out of 20 and I'm planning to apply for economics. I have some questions: 1. Is a bachelor's in Mathematics going to weigh me down when applying for a master's in Economics? 2. In which universities I have a chance of getting admission with a full scholarship? 3. Is there any chance at all? because I've heard that the demand for participating in master's programs for this field is very high. What should I do?
  24. How is the Masters in Math at Mcmaster Program? How are the professors? Are the professors fair? How does it compare with UofT's masters in math and Queens's masters in math?
  25. Hi everyone! I am new here so serious help will be greatly appreciated. I am graduating next year with my Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and I was wondering what is the next best step for me to do. I am determined to get into grad school but I've heard that, for applied math, you have the option to either take a master's or go directly to getting a PhD. My ultimate goal is to get a PhD but getting a master's was what I was expecting to get first. Either way, I just wanted to know what most of you suggest I take: master's or directly get into PhD program? Also, what is the best school that offers a great graduate programs on Applied Math? As of right now, I don't have a specific concentration so a general best school will be fine. Thank you in advance, everyone!!! Have a great day!
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