CSE Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Sim, A.B./S.M. ’15 | Harvard SEAS

August 1, 2017
Brandon Sim
In a way, alumnus Brandon Sim’s decision to pursue a master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering was written in the stars. Sim, who earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard in statistics and physics, enrolled in the master’s program, offered by the Institute of Applied Computational Science (IACS) at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), after working on independent astronomy research projects alongside Pavlos Protopapas, IACS Scientific Program Director. By using machine learning techniques to classify celestial objects, and publishing research in an astronomical journal, Sim learned about the wide applications of data science. Read more.