Vivek Sriram, BS 2019

PhD Candidate in Genomics and Computational Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

BS in Statistical Science and Computer Science; minor in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2019)
How has being a Statistical Science graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"My degree in Statistics gave me a strong foundation in the theory behind data science, and it prepared me to excel in more advanced statistical topics as I entered my doctoral studies."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Statistical Science programs?

"Don't be afraid to take courses outside of your comfort zone, and talk to professors and older students! They will give you great advice in terms of defining the roadmap for your degree."