Splash Biography

PRABUDDHA GHOSH DASTIDAR, Applied Math and Computer Science @ Johns Hopkins

Major: CS, AMS

College/Employer: Johns Hopkins

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm Prabuddha, a current sophomore at Johns Hopkins. My academic interests have always oscillated between biology and mathematics. My time at Johns Hopkins has allowed these interests to converge to the field of computational biology and applied machine learning. Hence, I wish to pursue a PhD in computer science or mathematics with the motivation of applying computational methods to alleviate global health and safety problems. Through my time as a mathematics tutor and computer science course assistant, I also gained a passion for teaching and it is imperative to me that education is an active part of my career. Outside of the academic realm, I enjoy reading anthropology books, hiking the Appalachian, playing and watching soccer, and analyzing movies. I'm excited to teach for Splash and hope to provide you with some advice I wish I received when I was in high school.

Past Classes

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M502: Intro to Machine Learning With International Fishing Data (Beginner Friendly) in Splash Spring 2024 (Apr. 20, 2024)
"Excuse me, you can't fish there." Is illegal fishing (or other miscellaneous sea activity) your Roman Empire? Do you want a career in computer science, math, or machine learning? This course introduces students to introductory machine learning methods. We will use these methods to make predictions. For example, using just radar data and information about the ship (like speed, distance from coast, etc.), we can predict if a boat is fishing or up to some other fishy ( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛) business. We will discuss machine learning models in the context of international fishing data, and get our feet wet with some experiments on public datasets. Get ready for a fin-tastic ( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛) time! Also, I set the of(fish)ial ( ͡❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛) duration to three hours just for some extra time for troubleshooting but the course will likely be shorter.