CS&E Student Named Cargill Global Scholar

June 13, 2017

CS&E student Aditya Pidaparti has been named a 2017 Cargill Global Scholar by the Institute of International Education’s Global Scholar Team.

The prestigious scholarship program provides financial support to undergraduate students in Brazil, China, India, Russia, Indonesia, and the United States. The highly-selective program takes students studying in fields related to food, agriculture, and risk management and demonstrate exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential.

The annual scholarship is awarded for up to two years and is meant to help off-set any academic related expenses. It will also give Pidaparti the opportunity to participate in special seminars, receive mentorship by industry professionals, and attend a series of leadership training and networking events with Cargill executives.

Expecting to graduate in 2018 as a double major in Computer Science and Engineering and Physics, Pidaparti has worked as a researcher here at the U using Python to develop scripts to analyze the financial market, as well as using advanced techniques like machine learning to develop optimal portfolio growth strategies.  He is a member of the TechX student group which aims to educate through innovation by attending local hackathons, hosting speakers within the STEM field and organizing other events to invigorate the U’s startup culture.

Pidaparti will officially join the Cargill Global Scholar community during a three-day leadership seminar at Cargill headquarters where he will meet the nine other U.S. scholars who have been selected for the program.

For more information on the Global Scholars Program visit Cargill’s website.

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