Our purpose

The Caltech Data Science Organization is led by a dedicated team of students advised by professors Yaser Abu-Mostafa and Yisong Yue.

We tell stories with data.

Preventing malaria

1st place and $100,000 at the Citadel Data Open, judged by the former Chief of AI at Microsoft and other industry leaders. We created intelligent tools to help policy-makers improve global health.

Fighting fake news

Presented in Congress and featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and interviewed nationally on Fox & Friends. We created a startup to combat fake news with a browser plugin.

Quantum machine learning

Invited talks at a Stanford AI seminar and the Quantum Techniques in Machine Learning conference. We led a collaboration of scientists at DeepMind, Caltech and USC to create new ML for quantum computers.

GANs for facial reconstruction

Best Deep Learning Hack, Stanford TreeHacks. We reconstructed faces using conditional generative adversarial networks in a hackathon to help match separated parents and children at the border.

Our path

Creating a community of data scientists.

We seek to connect, inspire, and support students across Caltech.

Machine learning resources

Student-run workshops, curated collections of papers, and connections to experts in the field.

Industry connections

Opportunities at major tech and finance companies through alumni and recruiters.

Competition preparation

Advice and presentations by winners of international and regional data science competitions and hackathons.

Academic research

Research projects led by Caltech faculty and powered by students of the Caltech Data Science Organization.

Invited speakers

Talks given by leaders across academia and industry, including researchers from Caltech and beyond.

Club projects

Internal presentations and implementations of important papers in the field.

Our team

Iris Xiang

Software engineering intern at Bloomberg, Facebook. Solutions Architect intern at Amazon Web Services. 2nd place, Citadel SoCal Data Open. Patient Matching Challenge Winner, Finalist for Best Machine Learning Hack at Hacktech 2019, 2020. Speculative Algorithm Design Researcher at Caltech.

Kristina Stoyanova

Machine Learning Intern at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Computational Biology Researcher at the Weiss Lab Mammalian Cell Biology Lab; RISE and Caltech Y Tutor; Inspirit AI instructor. LinkedIn, GitHub.

Matthew Hajjar
Vice President

Software engineering intern at HP, machine learning research intern at Stanford MRI Lab, computer science teaching assistant at Caltech. LinkedIn.

Julio Arroyo

Research Fellow at Kreiman Lab of Harvard University working on computer vision models that can infer human intentions from actions. Participated in the invite-only Discover Citadel & Citadel Securities 2021 event. Goalkeeper Caltech Men’s soccer team.

Our schedule