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About Me

I'm a Penn State student studying computational math and statistics with a minor in computer science. Fascinated by machine learning, data science, and computational statistics, I hope to attend graduate school in the future and later work as a big-data analyst or researcher.

Outside the classroom, my hobbies include playing basketball (Shout out Knicks), biking, listening to music, public speaking, and reading FiveThirtyEight. I also enjoy taking Coursera classes in my spare time.

I'm not big on personal mottos, but one quote that really inspires me is Tom Peters' "Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." It's an empowering, insightful idea, and one that I try to carry out in both my professional and personal life.

Ishan Muzumdar

Penn State University

Ishan Muzumdar
June 2019-August 2019

Incoming Data Engineer Intern


As a data engineer in Capital One's Technology Development Program, I will help enable rich data visualizations, build out the company's analytic and ML capabilities using modern, open source technologies, and deploy applications in the cloud (AWS, Azure).

June 2018-October 2018

Machine Learning Intern


At Automation Alley, I am working with the entrepreneurship team to build an NLP application that performs similarity analysis on company survey data. I also developed an interactive web-based app using R Shiny that plots word-clouds from text data.


As programming director, I am responsible for all promotional events leading up to the main conference, including the student speaking competition and TEDx salons. I also manage a team of six students, secure venues, coordinate with Penn State event staff.

April 2017-Present

Vice-President,Programming Co-Director

May 2017-March 2018

Undergraduate Researcher


I co-authored a paper with Professor Donald Richards to understand the long-term implications of the risk transfer formula on the Affordable Care Act. We used Markov transition models to analyze the behavior of risk transfer premiums under the ACA.

May 2017-August 2017

Data Science Research Assistant


In 2017, I worked on a statistical research project to measure consumer sentiments of airline companies through social media. My roles included mining/organizing data using Twitter API analytics and performing programmatic sentiment analysis in R. 


Math (B.S.), Statistics (B.S.)

Computing Option

Minor: Computer Science


Relevant Coursework Stochastic Modeling, Discrete Math, Data Structures, Python, Mathematical Statistics, Linear Programming

Activities/Societies Schreyer Scholar, Mathematical Association of America, Penn State Learning: Speaking Center Tutor, TEDxPSU


Revenue Transfer System

A paper I co-authored on the long-term implications of the ACA revenue transfer system


Machine Learning/Data Analytics


Public Speaking

Python/R/SQL/Twitter API

Website Development/SEO

Spanish - Bilingual Proficiency

GEICO Achievement Award

The GEICO Achievement Award is a $2,500 merit-based scholarship that recognizes 30 of the country's most outstanding undergraduates in math and computer science.

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Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship is a four year, merit-based award from the Schreyer Honors College in recognition of strong academic achievement.

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Dean's List:
College of Science

The Dean's List recognizes academic excellence among a select group of students each semester. At Penn State, I have made Dean's List 4/4 semesters.

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