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Onyebuchi Oparandu

Institution/Organization: Mississippi Valley State University

Department: Mathematics, Computer, & Information Science

Academic Status: Undergraduate Student

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for science and engineering;
Applications in science, engineering, and industry;
Computation with discrete structures and graphs;
Data assimilation, challenges in data science, math of AI and ML;
Emerging software infrastructure for CSE, sustainability of numerical software;
High-performance computing, emerging architectures and programming paradigms;
Inverse problems, optimization, and uncertainty quantification;
Model and dimensionality reduction;
Quantum algorithms, quantum computation, and quantum information science


Growing up, I was always curious about technology and it’s workings. I always wondered how machines so small could bring about solutions to problems that seemed so onerous. The ease and efficiency brought about by these technologies always kept me pondering about what went on behind the scenes. As I grew up and it was time for me to follow a career path, it was only right for me to pursue a path I believe would not only lead to discovery but answer my questions. As I began to incorporate into the world of Computer Science, I discovered not only the beauty of it but the diversity of it as well. I learned about the many different fields to it, such as Networking and communication, Networking and communication, Software engineering, and so on. However, of all these fields one area I found myself highly intrigued by was Artificial Intelligence. I was fascinated by how machines are able to imitate the cognitive functions of the human mind such as thinking and solving complex problems. This caused me to look deeper into AI and I discovered it umbrellas a number of other very intriguing fields as well. Such as Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, and so on. Over the next couple of years, I plan to research the various field of AI and make a contribution to the world of technology.

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