probphyCScombi Posted August 25 Share Posted August 25 I'm looking for an honest assessment of my chances of being admitted to some PhD programs and recommendations for discrete mathematics heavy (algorithms, quantum computing, combinatorial optimization, probability) programs or universities Undergrad Institution: BSc from a good college, M.Stat ISI Major(s): Statistics GPA: 8.2/10 in undergrad, 6.4/10 in ISI (1st year) Type of Student: International female GRE General Test: Q: 162 (65%) V: 155 (60%) W: 3.5 (41%) I messed up the quant section but again very few places I will apply to require GRE GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: not taking Programs Applying: PhD in Statistics and IEOR Research Experience: 6 group projects as a part of coursework in the 1st year (KNN, Kernel density estimation, bootstrap and jackknife techniques, traveling saleman problem- approximation algorithms, 2 data analysis projects) Summer project on reversible mcmc algorithms Ongoing Summer project on phase transition of self-avoiding walks Gave presentation to the entire department as a part of the summer fellowship programme Semester-long project dissertation on self-avoiding walks Gave presentation Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Received merit-based scholarship for 5 years from the govt., received scholarship from college during B.Sc. for academic performance Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA for 2 summer schools, organized a competition for undergrads Letters of Recommendation: Anticipating a strong letter from the probability professor who I studied self-avoiding walks Anticipating a little less strong letter from statistics professor who I'm studying mcmc algorithms. Another professor from ISI Math/Statistics Grades: Mathematical Analysis, C programming, Dissertation (O (outstanding)) Econometrics, Multivariate Analysis & non-parametric methods, Design of Experiments, Stochastic Processes & time series, Large Sample Theory, Statistical Quality Control, Computer Networks and internet technologies, Survey Sampling, Algebra, Prob and prob distributions 1 & 2 (A+ in all), Categorical Data Analysis, Stat inf 1 & 2 (A in all) At ISI my grades were quite low: Analysis I (C+) Regression Techniques (B) Statistical Inference I (C+) Linear Algebra and Linear Models (O) Probability Theory (A) Large Sample Statistical Methods (A) Multivariate Analysis (B) Nonparametric and Sequential Methods (B+) Measure Theoretic Probability (B+) Analysis II (B+) Any Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: Applying to Where: PHD programs (stat): UNC, Purdue, Northwestern, Michigan State, Warwick University, University of Toronto, UCSB Cornell OR, Purdue OR, Georgia Tech ACO Should I try for U Wash Seattle or U Columbia? The profs who are going to write letters for me have asked me to apply there but I'm not very confident Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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