Vinod Rao

Vinod Rao

My name's Vinod Rao. I'm from India. I go to school at the Illinois Institute of Technology where I am a Masters in Data Science candidate.

What got you interested in sustainability?

Driverless cars!

What sustainability, energy, and mobility issues are important to you?

Energy must be conserved for the next generation. We should depend on solar and other free sources of energy.

What exciting projects/research are you working on now?

Designing smarter homes that save power often wasted by home appliances.

What are your plans for the next five years?

I will join an exciting workplace as a data scientist, and learn things throughout my career in machine learning and artificial intelligence. I also plan to start my own business in image processing.

What made you want to apply to SISE?

I want to learn about today's technology in artificial intelligence the potential of these technologies for the future.

What are you most looking forward to doing in the city?

I'm from Chicago. :) But I'd recommend everyone check out Chicago 360 and the Skydeck to see vibrant Chicago in night and day!

Do you like cats? If not, are you willing to learn to like cats?

No. :) I don't want to learn either. :D