Research Internship at Data Science Institute, Imperial College London

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This summer I spent 9 weeks doing a research internship at Imperial College London’s Data Science Institute. Supervised by a finishing PhD student Axel and his postdoc colleague Miguel, I was working on a project which aims to identify fake news tweets based on their metadata. My work included data analysis, feature engineering, and tuning and evaluation of different machine learning models to obtain the best possible classifier to distinguish fake news from other types of news. I have mostly worked with Python and the Scikit-Learn machine learning library, but I have also briefly used parallel processing, the R language, and the TensorFlow library. I found the work really exciting and also a great learning experience. To learn more about the project and how to find an internship, read on! Read On…

Analysis of Facebook Messenger Response Times

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Are some of your friends on FB Messenger taking way too long to reply to you? Do you want to know if your friendship improves or deteriorates over time? Or do you want to know how long it takes them to reply on average? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this post is for you! Here, I’ll show you how I made a program in Python which parses data from FB Messenger website to get response times in a conversation, and then used it to plot a graph of response times over time in Excel which you can analyse. Read On…

IC HealthHack 2017

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IC HealthHack is a hackathon organized by Imperial College London combining bioengineering and computing to produce “serious games in the public health sector taking advantage of biomedical technologies”. This was the first year this kind of hackathon was organised by Imperial and it was great fun! Teams got together to build cool stuff such as a program giving the user alerts when they’re slouching in front of a computer, various games utilising Microsoft Fizzyo device to help make physiotherapy of cystic fibrosis patients more enjoyable, and analysis of large samples of data to see how likely patients are to turn up late to appointments. Read on to see what our team built and skip to the end to see the project links! Read On…

Videos about my Summer Trip to Asia

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This summer I spent around 2 months traveling and studying in Hong Kong (I took Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese summer courses at the University of Hong Kong), a week of traveling in Taiwan, and another week of traveling in Singapore. To document my experiences I have produced a few videos about my trips to those places and put them onto my YouTube channel, where I show the places, food and performances in different parts of Asia. Read On…

How I Got Into Oxford

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In this post I’m going to tell you the story of how I got accepted to study Physics at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. I will explain all the required parts of the process and tell you how I did in each part: grades, application, personal statement, academic reference, PAT test, interviews. This may help you with your own university applications, especially if you’re considering applying to Oxford.

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