NYU Center for Data Science students selected as Forbes Under 30 Scholars

Our MS students have been selected to attend one of the nation’s greatest gatherings of industry game-changers & entrepreneurs

September 11, 2017

New York, NY —Our first-year M.S. Data Science students, Asena Derin Cengiz, Yanchao Ni, Atakan Okan, and Ksenia Saenko, have been selected as Forbes Under 30 Scholars for the Under 30 summit this October.

The summit brings together over a global community of CEOs, founders, leaders, and mentors to Boston for four days of discussion panels, networking opportunities, hackathons, and start-up competitions.

“I’m excited to attend the Under 30 Summit because I aspire to learn from leaders who are changing the world using quantitative analysis,” said Ksenia Saenko, who is also a DeepMind fellow at CDS for the 17–18 academic year.

With over 200 world-class speakers ranging from fashion designers to entrepreneurs , the summit is an opportunity to learn, network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas.

“I’m so excited to attend the summit,” added Yanchao Ni. “As I begin my first year at CDS, I’m trying to envision what life would be like post-graduation — and this summit is a perfect chance for me to find out what the most successful under-30’s are doing.”

The summit’s speaker line-up includes Yasmin Green, the Director of Research and Development at Jigsaw, a technology incubator for Alphabet Inc., Bozoma Saint John, the Chief Brand Officer for Uber, and Feng Zhang, a core Member of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard.

“I’m extremely happy to be chosen as one of this year’s Forbes Under 30 Scholars,” said Asena Derin Cengiz. “I’m looking forward to the summit this October, and to the great opportunities it will offer to me!”

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