Vala Zeinali

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH

Languages Spoken: English and Farsi

Degree and Institution:  Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (Kent State University)



Previous Work Experience:

Research Assistant Intern at Carnegie-Mellon University Quantitative Analyst Intern at Boyd Watterson Asset Management Statistics Teaching Assistant at Kent State University Mathematics Tutor at Kent State University

Publications: A 2-Approximation Algorithm for the Online Tethered Coverage Problem

Academic Track:  Health Data Science

Career Track:  Quantitative Analyst, Data Science, Junior Analyst.

Career Interests:  Originally I wanted to go into academia, but after getting a taste of industry I decided against it for now. I want to leverage the Health Data Science degree to break into an analyst position in asset management. My goal is to work in the healthcare investing group if possible.

Favorite Algorithm:  Greedy Algorithm

Technical Expertise:  Python, SQL, R Studio

Awards: Choose Ohio First Scholar

My favorite scientist:  Carl Friedrich Gauss

Extracurricular Activities:  Bass Fishing, Options Trading

Why QBS? I ultimately chose QBS because of the curriculum. I wanted a degree where I could take more statistics focused classes. In addition, I felt that the resources at Dartmouth would get me to my goals faster.

QBS MS Experience

QBS Electives


Favorite QBS Class: Biostatistics Series

Life at Dartmouth:

--When I am not in lab/at school, I am fishing