I’m from Hubli, India and received a bachelor of engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological Institute. Prior to coming to USC, I worked for HCL Technologies as a senior software engineer. After gaining experience in coding, I became interested in working on the application side, such as in data mining and analysis. I’m optimistic about this program as it combines data informatics and spatial sciences. Both areas are unique, and job candidates with this combination of technical knowledge are highly sought after. I am enjoying learning new software tools such as SAS, ArcGIS and CityEngine, which facilitate data analysis and coding for 3-D models.