What do you love about the College of Computing?
Gilbert Kennedy, Graduate Student, Data Science MS
"The College of Computing offers a curriculum that is continually updated to reflect the latest trends and technologies in the field. As a data science student, I have access to courses that cover advanced topics in machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics and big data technologies."
Ravi Thakur, Graduate Student, Mechatronics MS
"I am excited about the prospect of delving into cutting-edge research in the College of Computing. I am eager to contribute as a research assistant, fostering collaboration and pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the dynamic field of computing."
Future Plans: I am dedicated to becoming a control systems expert, driven by a passion for solving complex problems in dynamic environments. My future plans involve pursuing advanced education, gaining hands-on experience, and actively contributing to innovative projects. I aim to leverage my skills to open new horizons in control systems and create opportunities for impactful contributions in this dynamic and evolving field.
Carter Kowitz, 1st Year Data Science major
"The College of Computing has solidified my love-hate relationship with computer programming. I have been exposed to new uses of my computer and its software that I had never thought of."
Future Plans: Pursue a career as a data scientist.
Usama Ayub, Graduate Student, Data Science/ Business Analytics MS
"The College of Computing at Michigan Tech offers a diverse range of computing courses that has helped me gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in technology with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, research, and industry connections."
Future Plans: Pursue a career as a data scientist, using my machine and deep learning skills for innovation and positive change.
Lars Erkkila, Computer Science, 2nd Year
"One thing that I love about Michigan Tech's College of Computing is the level of passion the students and professors share about the education of our generation."
Joshua Farr, Computer Science, 5th Year
"MTU's College of Computing gives its students the ability to navigate our changing world."
Future plans: Pursue a career in tech sales."
Jacob Seiter, Computer Science, 3rd Year
"The College of Computing offers a comprehensive look at the field of computer science in classes taught by professors who prioritize their students' success."
Future Plans: Pursue a career as a software developer.
Mark Halonen, Computer Science, 4th Year
"The College of Computing has equipped me with practical programming experience and a solid theoretical foundation. Passing challenging classes will give me confidence as I transition into the professional realm."
Future plans: Pursue a career as a software engineer.
Tim Erkkila, Computer Science, 4th Year
"The opportunity for learning in practical and theoretical domains."
Future Plans: Pursue a career in software engineering.
Craig Halonen, Computer Science, 2nd Year
"I like the College of Computing because it offers the development of new skills to approach complex problems from a wide scope of fields and develop solutions."
Future Plans: One thing that interests me is shipping logistics.
Joshua Cotter, Computer Science BS, 1st Year
"I've always enjoyed messing around with different technology, starting with my Nintendo Wii, then moving on to my WiiU. Ever since, it made sense for me to pursue something computer-related, and the rest is history. I love being able to casually talk to people with the same interests as me. It's nice being able to talk to other nerds."
Future Plans: I plan on getting my bachelor's, and hopefully creating a very helpful piece of software, maybe even something life-saving.
Landon Thelen, Mechatronics BS, 1st Year
"What I love about the College of Computing is its immense diversity of course offerings where I can specialize my degree in the way I see myself using it in my future professional career. My program allows me to choose to be more engaged in the computer systems that power Mechatronics, or to focus more on the robotic systems and for more hands-on approach to what I'll actually be using in my career."
Future Plans: I plan to continue to explore the growing field of Mechatronics and see what interesting opportunities arise.
Josh Kozlowski, Software Engineering BS, 1st Year
"Michigan Tech is an amazing school with great people, and the College of Computing has equally amazing programs with even more amazing and friendly people."
Ethan Idalski, Cybersecurity BS, 2nd Year
"There is such a broad field within the College of Computing, and students are able to get a glimpse of the many different possibilities. The College of Computing works closely with their students to guarantee their success, connects them with future employers, and gives them opportunities and experiences to prepare them for a future career in the ever-growing field of computing."
Future Plans: Complete a master's in cybersecurity and build a company of my own.
Aidan Boop, Software Engineering BS, 1st Year
"Michigan Tech exceeds my expectations with the many different fields there are within the College of Computing. Do you want to learn about machine learning? Boom, they have that. Do you want to learn about data science? Yup, you sure can. Though it might be said quite a bit, there is infinite knowledge to be gained here at MTU."
Future Plans: I hope to pursue a career in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Evan Bradford, Software Engineering BS, 3rd Year
"I love how passionate the professors are about their areas of expertise!"
Joseph Halcombe, Computer Science BS, 3rd Year
"The wide array of majors and minors offered for Computing majors at Michigan Tech allows you to grow and explore career paths in ways you wouldn't have access to at other universities."
Atharva Joshi, Graduate Student, Data Science
"Michigan Tech offers a unique blend of courses in the growing fields of Data Science, including Advanced Artificial intelligence, Deep Learning, and Scientific Computing. The program also allows you to choose electives from a range of subjects, including Business and Economics, Forest Resources and Environmental Science, and Cognitive and Learning Sciences."
Future Plans: I am interested in working on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence; I would like to make an impact in the FinTech Space.
Yaw Opoku-Debrah, Graduate Student, Data Science
"Being from a temperate region, a change of weather meant experiencing the best of two worlds. Seeing the MTU investment in facilities for engineering shows the passion and relevance it has for it. Love the winter and calmness of the location at MTU. I'm glad to be here."
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Future Plans: Contribute to the dominance of data scientists leading the charge in decision making for businesses.
Luke Vidlund, Undergraduate, Computer Science
"I chose Michigan Tech to pursue my passion for programming and computational problem solving. Being a student here has given me the tools and resources to develop my skills in a way that no other place can."
Emma Nanninga '22, Computer Engineering / Psychology
"I toured Michigan Tech in high school and loved the location. The College of Computing gave me just the right mix of classes to find a degree that fit me best! It gave me extremely useful experience that I know will help me in my future endeavors."
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Priya Kaur, Graduate Student, Health Informatics
"A close knit community and peaceful life is what any knowledge-seeking person craves, and this is where Michigan Technological University comes in. This is a University with personalized approach to studies that allows students to attain new heights."
Pronouns: She, her
Future Plans: I would want to start applying my knowledge in the field and then come back to school to get a PhD.
Abhinav Vuppala, Graduate Student, Health Informatics
"Michigan Tech offers a great array of subjects in the Master's in Health Informatics. The technical skills I obtain from the teaching faculty will ensure that I prevail in my field with a steady job plan and security. The College of Computing offers an impeccable course work in python and artificial intelligence, which is useful for my future endeavors.
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Dev Sanghani, Graduate Student, Cybersecurity MS
"I chose Michigan Technological University because it is a premier institution known for its outstanding academic programs and groundbreaking research. The MTU community is made up of talented and motivated individuals from all over the world, drawn to this school's reputation for excellence in education and its commitment to helping students reach their full potential."
Tyler Zetty, Undergraduate, Computer Engineering
"Michigan Tech has the friendliest campus I've ever seen, and one of the best computing programs in Michigan."
Future Plans: This year I will be graduating with my bachelor's degree and I have accepted a job offer as a software engineer at Amazon!
Shipra Tiwari, Graduate Student, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Ph.D.
"The all-around support from the faculty and the university and the courses related to practical work experience that help students get internships and jobs, something most international students are hoping for, are my reasons for choosing MTU.
Future Plans: Land a job in an R&D industry focused on renewable power generation. Be an independent researcher helping the engineering society, as well as the environment, by developing sustainable technologies.
Yogendra Kanchapu, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"I chose MTU because of the well-tailored curriculum that helps me to stand out from the crowd."
Future plans: Work as a data scientist.
Akshay Kumar Dosapati, Graduate Student, Computer Science M.S.
"Michigan Tech's location, encompassed by the rustic charms of nature and a flexible and friendly atmosphere with professors fascinates me. Moreover, the students and locals are very generous and friendly, which creates a peaceful environment. Furthermore, MTU's extracurricular activities like Tech Trails, some outdoor adventures, and encouragement in sports participation enthrall me."
Future Plans: Become a notable Michigan Tech alumnus.
Hunter Kretz, Undergraduate Computer Science B.S.
"I choose Michigan Tech for its faculty, who push the boundaries of their field while also teaching students about the tech they are working with. And because Tech gave me the opportunity to pursue my interests and hobbies like the pep band to the level I wanted to."
Ankit Chhillar, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"Looking into today's scenario, every field needs experts with IT skills. As an individual from the healthcare industry, I observed that the industry lacks healthcare professionals with IT skills. So, I chose the College of Computing to gain those skills. Michigan Tech is diverse and provides access to world class facilities. I chose Michigan Tech to gain knowledge and ideas and to exchange experiences."
Sifat Sifat Naseem, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"I choose Michigan Tech because it is renowned for its academic excellence and contributions to dynamic research. This school has received many accolades for providing quality education, which attracts students from different corners of the world to pursue their dreams. I aspire to tailor my career in an innovative way through the mentorship of highly skilled faculty. By being exposed to such diverse range of experiences, I hope to become a well-skilled person."
Venkata Narendra Babu Gude, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"I choose Michigan technological University because of it's innovative teaching and mentoring."
Aakash Gunda, Graduate Student, Computer Science M.S.
"MTU has helped me to keep accelerating myself in the field of computer science. Moreover, professors here helps us to enrich ourselves towards our interests."
Venkatanand ram Addepalli, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"I chose Michigan Technological University because of its extensive research and highly qualified professors. Apart from the area's scenic beauty, Michigan Tech offers very work-life balanced curriculum in which I can pursue extra curriculars."
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Future Plans: I wish to continue my studies and probably go for a Ph.D.
Thanuja Maddal, Graduate Student, Computer Science M.S.
"I have chosen Michigan Tech because of its flexible course curriculum. l was very interested in computer science because It consists of problem solving and the design and development software and hardware."
Sai Sampath Reddy Nagireddy, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering M.S.
"Michigan Tech provides unique curriculum which is my area of interest in control systems of auto vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Michigan Tech is unique among all universities in United States."
Dipti Poudel, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"My reason for choosing Michigan Tech is its spectacular academics and outstanding and friendly faculty. MTU provided me very homey environment as I am an international student."
Future Plans: I plan to build my knowledge of security and privacy to help contribute to bring change in healthcare.
Shalaka Gaidhani, Graduate Student, Data Science M.S.
"I chose Michigan Tech for its coursework that is aimed to providing practical knowledge in computing with well-designed courses for programming, statistics, and data analysis. Also, the professors are easy to connect with and always make time to assist students. There are several departments that one can choose even while in computing and have a broad exposure for career.
Future Plans: My future plans are to work into research related to analyzing data in the healthcare domain and make some useful contributions to the society.
Parshuram Reddy Sudda, Graduate Student, Computer Science M.S.
"Choosing the Michigan Tech College of Computing was a wise decision for me due to the curriculum design that is relevant to present-day technology. Furthermore, professors with extensive knowledge of the subjects empower students to excel in the field of of information technology."
Future Plans: I hope to become a successful computer science engineer by constantly acknowledging my skills.
Mabel Shekinah Rose Komanduru, Graduate Student, Health Informatics M.S.
"As an international student, I researched a lot about many colleges and Michigan Tech stood out because of the technical aspects offered in the course work and it's reputation for providing students with many career opportunities by the end of their course."
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Ketan Patil, Graduate Student, Computer Science M.S.
"The course offerings in theoretical computer science primarily focusing on algorithms and the flexibility in designing your curriculum based on your interests and goals are some of the major factors that led me to pick Michigan Technological University as my graduate school for a comprehensive Computer Science education.
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Future Plans: I want to enable solutions to complex problems through code at scale. In addition, my aim is to propagate businesses and innovation forward through methodologies employed in Advanced Analytics and Data Science.
Pradnya Pendse, Graduate Student, Data Science M.S.
"I choose Michigan Technological University for it's well designed course curriculum with balanced focus on statistical computing and technical courses supporting these statistical courses."
Pronouns: She, her
Future Plans: I would like to work on machine learning and predictive modeling to contribute in business revolution.
Siddhesh Mahadeshwar, Graduate Student, Computer Science M.S.
"Michigan Tech has not only given me the opportunity to pursue world-class academics, but also made it possible for me to follow my passion for tennis through varsity athletics."
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Future Plans: I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Computer Science and intend to gain more knowledge in computer security.
Dominika Bobik, Undergraduate, Computer Engineering B.S.
"I choose Michigan Tech because of its stellar academics and smaller community that allows me to make the most out of the many on-campus opportunities."
Future plans: I would like to focus on operating systems programming, specifically on the networking component.
Destiny Michaels, Undergraduate Computer Network and System Administration B.S.
"The blend of the courses has each class building off of one another. The faculty care about each and every student. Each course has applied to a lab that I have learned a lot an/or have applied well to my internships."
Future Plans: I plan to work for the U.S. government, helping out in any way I can within cybersecurity.
Adam Fulton, Undergraduate, Computer Network and System Administration B.S.
"I really like how invested the professors are in the classes. You end up developing great relationships with them."
Eli Pinnoo, Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
"I love the challenges MTU computing brings to help further my growth, giving me a promising future."
Andrew Martin, Undergraduate Cybersecurity B.S.
Future Plans: Pursue a master's degree in cybersecurity.
"I really enjoy how approachable all of the College of Computing professors are at Michigan Technological University. It makes all the difference when the faculty teaching the classes want to help and see you succeed."
Zach Heimer, Undergraduate, Computer Network and System Administration B.S.
"My favorite thing about the CNSA program is how almost every class has hands-on lab time with real-world equipment."
Andrea Sarabia, Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
Future Plans: Aiming for graduate school
"I love how helpful the professors are. They really want you to understand and enjoy the content they teach."
Navjot Kaur, Graduate Student, Data Science M.S.
"The best part is the quality of coursework and the helpful nature of professors."
Austin Keene, Undergraduate, Computer Science/Game Development B.S.
"I have a passion for tech, creativity, and finding solutions. I love the mental challenge that programming at MTU presents and the ability to work on various projects with my peers to conceive and bring them to fruition."
Swapnil Bamane, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.
"When the word Superior comes to my mind, there are two things that I think of. First is the beautiful Lake Superior, and the second one is the SUPERIOR, HPC facility at MTU. My entire doctoral research is possible because of the advanced computing facility that we have here at Tech."
Lela Root: Undergraduate, Software Engineering B.S.
"I love the challenge of my major!"
Chanpech Hoeng:Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
For me, a programming assignment might seem very overwhelming when I look at it as one giant piece, I usually find it helpful when I break it down and write out the concepts that are stuck in my head on to a paper."
Mackenzie Miller: Undergraduate Computer Science B.S.
"One thing I love about the College of Computing is that it sets students up for possibilities after college. The unique experience MTU offers students from enterprises to learning centers gives everyone the equal opportunity to succeed."
Cooper Rellis: Undergraduate, Cybersecurity B.S.
"The best part of Computing[MTU] is the community. Everyone I've met is helpful and welcoming and I don't feel out of place at all, even though I switched majors mid semester."
Nisha Elgonda: Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
"Being a part of the College of Computing while being a woman of color has definitely been a challenging experience. It’s easy feel out of place and struggle, but the College of Computing has allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge about coding and myself. I am a strong, smart, independent student and proud to say I’ve accepted a full-time job offer from Ford!"
Daniel Masker: Undergraduate Computer Science B.S.
"The quality of support for learning is excellent, and the layout of program requirements - especially in the Introductory Level courses - is very thorough compared to every other college I’ve looked at. Seeing the class materials and exercises of my friends in WI, CO, and other parts of MI, nothing compares to the high standards and continuous improvement at Michigan Tech."
Future Plans: I’m going into the labor market for a few years before returning to education for either a Master’s and PhD in CS or a complimentary degree in another field. While working I will also be running an LLC along with any interested parties to develop and sell my side projects. Once I finish my education I’ll turn to teaching CS, with a focus on accessibility and early access for everyone.
Thad Sander, Undergraduate, Cybersecurity B.S.
"I really enjoy the instructors in the College of Computing. They are really passionate in what they do, always willing to help you outside of the class, and they regularly forward internship and work opportunities to students."
Mel Hernandez, Undergraduate, Computer Engineering B.S.
"One of my favorite things about the College of Computing is the fact that it opens my mind up to possibilities that I never would have thought about to begin with. It makes me think more logically but also makes me ask the questions that we may often times overlook."
Elija Cobb, Graduate Student, Computer Science Ph.D.
"I choose MTU for my graduate degree because of the great relationships I made with the professors in my undergrad. People actually care about you at MTU and you are not just a number. The welcoming environment at Computing[MTU] brings with it opportunities and a bright future."
Katie Ulinski, Undergraduate, Psychology and Human Factors/Human-Computer Interface Design, with a minor in Computer Science
"I love how hands-on the program is. There are so many opportunities to get involved with different projects and work with all different types of people."
Kieran Young, Graduate Student, Computer Science Ph.D.
"The expertise of the faculty!"
Marie Zgurich,undergraduate, Software Engineering B.S.
"One of my favorite things about the College of Computing is the number of opportunities there are to find your niche and go out and explore. I’ve attended conferences and learned all sorts of technologies that I don’t think I would have had the chance to do elsewhere."
Adam Fenjiro, Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
"I like how amazing and interesting my major is, and so much fun!"
Soheil Sepahyar, Graduate Student, Computer Science Ph.D.
"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get" -- Michael Phelps
Gina Adragna, Undergraduate, Cybersecurity B.S.
"The amazing opportunities I get as well as the amazing faculty and staff always keep me excited for what I get out of my degree!"
Ryan Jaklic, Undergraduate, Cybersecurity B.S.
"The rigor and opportunities presented to me make the College of Computing worth it."
Breckin Deverney, Undergraduate, Environmental Engineering B.S.
"I love having the opportunity to create what I have dreamed of, with the help and support of my peers around me."
Patrick Schubert, Undergraduate, Finance and Engineering Management B.S.
"Computing is the future of technology."
Future Plans: Graduate and start a Blockchain company.
Ethan Brinks, Undergraduate, Cybersecurity B.S.
"Michigan Tech has allowed me to achieve potential that I would not have thought possible at other universities, both professionally and technically."
Steven Brylinski, Graduate Student,, Computer Science M.S.
"I appreciate that many of our courses have hands-on work that helps to reinforce the concepts."
Siddhesh Mahadeshwar, Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
"Computing at MTU has allowed me to strive as I explore my potential and creativity to contribute towards an impactful technological future."
Future Plans: Intends to return to Graduate School at Michigan Tech to complete his Accelerated Master's degree in Computer Science.
Caden Kienitz, Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
"I love having a problem and being able to solve it. Programming allows me to work with a team to think of a solution that can best solve that problem."
Conner Bodell, Undergraduate, Computer Science B.S.
"If success is a function of time and effort, then perhaps we are lucky to attend a school that requires so much time and effort. Hang in there friends!"
Pranav Kishore, Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
"The College of Computing at MTU has a diverse course structure. In one course, you learn the basics and, simultaneously. In another course you learn the current industry practices. Also, the professors have a very high reputation in the industry for their research work. So, the transition from a student to an industry professional is very smooth."
Robby MacKinnon, Undergraduate, Wildlife Conservation B.S.
"Computing helps me strive better."
Future plans: A career helping people and the community.