NSS Data Science Cohort-1

The first Data Science Cohort learned by working on real world data sets, answering real world data questions provided by:
  • Metro Nashville Government
  • 247Sports/CBS Interactive
  • TN Department of Education
  • Big G Express
  • NASA
  • New Constructs
In these team-based, hands-on projects, students used all steps of the data science process: getting data, cleaning data, doing exploratory data analysis, building models, testing hypotheses, and telling the story/communicating the results of their work. During the 9-month program, students also completed individual mid-course and capstone projects.

Along the way, they learned a toolset that included Python, R, Git, SQL, and Cypher.

The Students

Brandon Sanders

More than 12 years experience in business providing data analytics and visualizations to tell a story and drive strategy.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Dereje Getu

Business minded data enthusiast. Keen to machine learning applications towards market research and finance.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Evan Lancaster

Math/Stats teacher turned developer turned data scientist, interested in all things machine learning.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

James CarMichael

Data science enthusiast who is passionate about creating transparency within the healthcare industry.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Jarrod A. Johnson

Data wizard with experience in consulting, business plans, healthcare, and clinical science. Likes adding tools to his belt more than Batman (ML, stats, programming, tech, etc.).
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Justin Rothbart

Amazon frequently recommends that I buy more video games, programming books, and camping supplies.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Kenneth Wilson

Data Warehouse Engineer exploring new data techiniques to provide more effective products and solutions to industry problems.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Mahesh Rao

Neuroscientist turned data nerd. Passionate about tackling abstract problems with data.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Mukul Mittal

Statistical programmer and data scientist with experience in drug discovery process, clinical trial analysis and health care analysis.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Massih Forootan

Agricultural biotechnologist and statistical programmer exploring the data science arena.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Paulo Martinez

Programmer passionate about the non-profit sector; former logic, math and philosophy instructor.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Sanjay Mishra

Data curious Biotechnologist with a habit of telling stories about science and patterns.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Shruti Sharma

Programmer, Data Enthusiast, Scientist, Writer in progress… Not necessarily in that order!
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Smita Mishra

Passionate about finding the causes and cure for cancer through research and data exploration; love storytelling!
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Suhasini Pallai

Passionate to extract meaningful information hidden behind the numbers and eager to solve challenging business problems in the field of Data Science.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Taylor Perkins

Just a city boy, living in east Nashville. Likes taking trains anywhere.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Vinay Khedkar

Implementing financial systems for various industries; looking to use NLP, Machine Learning & AI to solve real world problems.
Github | LinkedIn | Project

Xander Morrison

I like making stuff.
Github | LinkedIn | Project