mayhashah

About Me

I am a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania with a passion for Data Science. After reading Freakonomics, Data Science for Business, and Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, an ah-hah moment has gripped and lingered in my mind about the potential of using data to solve really big problems. The reading of these books followed by Coursera’s “Networked Life” course, on topics such as networks and game theory, have started me on a journey to understand the science behind data analytic thinking.

I created this blog to share my passion for data science with others and network with those who share my interests. Inspired by blurbs on use-cases of network graphs, I created the two web applications found on this blog, namely the Credit Card Theft Hub Investigation Application and Hospital Drug Dispensing Recommendation Engine Application.

My interests apart from data science include dancing, volunteering, and reading. I have been competing in dance competitions for the past ten years. I volunteer at Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen and the Franklin Township Food Bank. The last road clean-up drive I organized in New Brunswick collected over one thousand pounds of litter. In addition, I enjoy curling up and reading both non-fiction and fiction books. My favorite books include the three previously mentioned, as well as The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Kite Runner.