Adarsh received his Integrated Master’s degree in Geophysical Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in 2017. The course structure of the Geophysical Technology program familiarized him with several advanced level courses in mathematics. It also inspired his interest in statistics and data analytics.
The coursework of Statistics, which included topics like regression analysis, and multivariate statistics, captivated Adarsh’s attention the most. In a classwork project, he performed a site-specific risk analysis using myriad datasets of the previously occurred earthquakes in a specific region to calculate the probability of occurrence of earthquakes in the next 20 years. Further, a two month internship introduced him to data analytics. He developed predictive models based on the concepts of binary classification and multivariate linear regression. This reinforced his desire to engage more with the field of analytics.
The MS in Business Analytics and Information Management program at Purdue offers modules not only in data analytics but also in allied fields. Adarsh looks forward to improving his understanding of business fundamentals and will inculcate an ability to estimate risks associated with business decisions. He wishes to develop his skill set in predictive analytics, optimization, data mining, machine learning, and big data technologies. Going forward, he sees himself in business analyst roles with leading consulting or market research firms, working on various data heavy assignments to solve challenging business problems.