Wenzhao Sun


1.  What interested you in the doctoral program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at Notre Dame?

I firmly believe the combination of computation and data science is the most powerful tool in the era of information and it is essential for both research discoveries and business development.

2.  What was the best part of the program?

Having access to very powerful computational resources.

3.  Tell us about your doctoral thesis.

A novel computational model that simulates proliferating epithelial using General Purpose Graphical Processing Unit (GPGPU).
 4.  What are you working on now?

I am now working at Amazon.com as a software development engineer.

5.  How did the program prepare you for your career?

Professors encouraged me to try out a lot of innovative ideas and guided me through building successful research projects from scratch. Professors never micro-managed me, which helped me to develop my own high standards for building my project.


6. What are your career plans for the near future?

Software Development Management in a leading technology company.

7.  What advice would you give to students considering the program?

For students on the computational side: Think big and plan ahead for your projects-- extensibility, reusability, compatibility, and understandability are all very important for your long term success.