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Introducing the Interns

Posted in Knerds on June 14, 2013 by

L to R: Vukosi, Eric, Irene, Sophie, Andersen, Dmitriy, Jonathan

We’ve had eight interns join our team in the past few weeks. Here’s a quick introduction to these new Knerds:

Vukosi Marivate joins Knewton for the summer as an intern on the Analytics team, where he’s working on data infrastructure to provide more insightful analytics. Originally from South Africa, Vukosi is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at Rutgers. His hobbies include online reading and watching documentaries, and his favorite TV shows are Arrested Development and (obviously) The Wire. You can find him on Twitter or at his blog.

Sophie Chou is an undergrad studying Computer Science at Columbia University. This summer, she’s working on Knewton’s Data Science team, building models of the effects of certain modules on student results. In her free time, she enjoys writing, dance, and cooking (check out her food blog!). Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her favorite book as a child.

Irene Chen joins Knewton as an intern on the Data Science team. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Irene is a rising senior studying Applied Math at Harvard. Her favorite place to visit is Taipei, Taiwan because the food is amazing. Irene’s favorite movie is You’ve Got Mail.

Andersen Chen is back for a second summer of interning with Knewton’s Data Science team. Andersen is originally from Brookline, MA, and is currently a rising senior at Brown University studying math and computer science. In his free time, Andersen enjoys reading non-fiction books and watching Stargate SG-1.

Dmitriy Gromov joins Knewton’s Platform team to work on service layer standardization. Originally from Brooklyn, Dmitriy is earning his Masters in Computer Science at Columbia University (his favorite class so far was on Operating Systems). In his free time, he enjoys playing music. His favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo.

Originally from San Jose, California, Eric Chu is currently studying EECS and Applied Math at UC Berkeley. He’s working on Knewton’s Platform team this summer. Eric’s favorite TV shows right now are Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, and Peep Show. In his free time, he likes trying new cheeses. He would also like you to know that he once had a fish named Blooper.

Jonathan Goldman joins Knewton to work on our Full Stack Systems team (also known as Flaming Horse). Jonathan is from Plainview, New York and is currently studying Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His favorite class there so far was Great Theoretical Ideas in Computer Science. Jonathan’s favorite TV show is Louie.

Originally from Manhasset, NY, Max Egan is a currently a student studying Mathematics and Economics at Emory University. He’s interning on Knewton’s Partnerships team this summer to help analyze educational markets. His hobbies include playing squash, being a soccer goalkeeper, and research. His favorite TV show is Lost.