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Two from SUNY Oswego named Student Fellows for big-data project

OSWEGO — Two SUNY Oswego students will join six others from across the State University system as Student Fellows to work over the next year helping shape the 64-campus system’s use of big data, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher announced Oct. 29.

Erika Wilson

Erika Wilson

SUNY Oswego’s Erika Wilson, a junior from Ontario, NY, majoring in applied mathematics, and Eyub Yegen, a senior from Schwaebisch, Germany, majoring in both finance and applied mathematical economics, joined peers from University at Buffalo (two), Buffalo State, Cayuga Community College, Cornell University and Old Westbury for the announcement at a conference in New York City titled “Building a Smarter University: Big Data and Ingenuity.”

“The ability to manage and accurately analyze data is a skill that is increasingly important in today’s marketplace,” said Zimpher. “Learning from experts from across the globe at this week’s conference, the SUNY student fellows will play a critical role in helping SUNY to educate and prepare future generations of students for this challenge.

“Selected by their campus provosts for this designation, our student fellows have each shown an interest in and capacity for using big data to enhance their academic and professional pursuits, and we are proud to partner with them as we determine the best uses for Big Data in the future of higher education.”

Eyub Yegen

Eyub Yegen

Wilson, who minors in applied statistics, hopes to attend Columbia University to obtain her master’s degree in statistics following graduation from SUNY Oswego. She has participated in several undergraduate research projects at the college, including image restoration and cupola model fitting. She won the spring 2013 Emmet C. Stopher Calculus Award.

Yegen, who also minors in applied statistics, also is a part-time student at Harvard University’s Extension School. A 2013 Financial Management Association Collegiate Fellow, his goal is to pursue a doctorate in finance to develop an in-depth understanding of how to use financial tools to solve socioeconomic problems. Yegen is a senator-at-large for the Student Association at Oswego, president of three clubs on campus and serves on the School of Business Student Advisory Council. Last summer, he was invited to become a financial and statistical research intern at the Turkish Grameen Microfinance Program, where he assisted the organization by analyzing their big-data set. Yegen also worked on social business projects with students from Brown University and Cambridge University.

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