Farge Posted August 28, 2017 Share Posted August 28, 2017 Undergrad Institution: Large State SchoolMajor(s): MathematicsMinor(s): StatisticsGPA: 3.95/4.00 Type of Student: Domestic White Male Grad Institution: Same Large State School Concentration: Mathematical Statistics (Masters)GPA: 4.00/4.00 GRE General Test: Q: 167 (92%)V: 165 (96%)W: 4.0 (60%) Programs Applying: Statistics PhD Research Experience: 1 Peer-reviewed publication, 2 summers of research as an undergrad, presented at local/state conferences for undergraduates (won some minor awards), Graduate Research Assistant for one year, which I assume will lead to a publicationAwards/Honors/Recognitions: Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Scholar, wrote grants which resulted in $5000 in funding for my research, Goldwater Scholarship Nominee, Honors College "Excellence in Research" AwardPertinent Activities or Jobs: Math tutor when I was an undergrad, Teaching Assistant for one semester, Research Assistant for three semesters in grad school Letters of Recommendation: Two from professors I have done research with (one young in her career, one a bit older with a good reputation), one from either my department head (who is on my committee) or from another prof on my committee with a good reputationAny Miscellaneous Points that Might Help: my masters degree (and the qualifying exams I have taken) are the first part of the PhD program at my institution, so I have proven myself in some advanced courses (Measure Theory, Computational Statistics, Asymptotic Statistics) Programs considering: Personally, I am from the middle of no where in the midwest, and I would ideally like to move to a location with better weather, more interesting terrain, and/or a good music/art scene. Academically, I am interested in machine learning/computational statistics, and, in particular, like working with text data. On the side, I am also interested in data visualization. Academia could be in my future, but I would like my program to have good industry ties. If possible, I would prefer a small-medium department to a large one. Very interested: New York University (NYU) (Data Science PhD) (My favorite program that I have seen. I like the research areas and industry ties, are there other programs like this I could apply to?) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) Interested: University of Washington Columbia University Iowa State University (Visualization group is very interesting) University of California, Irvine Also Interested but, I haven't done a lot of research into these departments University of Chicago Duke University Carnegie Mellon University University of Michigan Do you think I am competitive at these programs? I would like to remove some of these schools from my list and replace them with some safer schools and ultimately end up with 5-7 to apply to. These are also all fairly larges departments, and I think I am much more suited to a smaller one. Any suggestions are welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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