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Student Profile: Xinglu Wang
School of Computing Science doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
I am a first-year PhD student in Computing Science. My research interests lie in the general area of trustworthy and interpretable data science.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
Great opportunity to learn, research and interact with prestigious professors.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
Data scientists will design intelligent algorithms and mine knowledge from the data. As the scale of data and complexity of algorithms grows, it has been ever more crucial to explain why an algorithm makes certain decisions. I aim to improve the explainability and help the user establish trust with the algorithm.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
The faculty and department provide great support. Meanwhile, I feel grateful to work with my supervisor. He always helps me out when I get stuck in the research. In this process, I learned many skills, from how to think critically and innovatively to how to present clearly. I feel excited to explore the interesting research area.