Bradley named computational data sciences student marshal


By Sarah Small

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kyle Bradley, a double major in computational data sciences in the College of Engineering and mathematics, has been selected as the computational data sciences student marshal for Penn State’s spring commencement, which will be held virtually on May 9.

Bradley has selected James Wang, professor of information sciences and technology, as his faculty marshal.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Bradley, of West Chester, is the son of James and Karen Bradley. He graduated from West Chester Bayard Rustin High School in 2016. While at Penn State, Bradley was on the Dean’s List every semester. He was the recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship and the H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Scholars Endowment for the College of Engineering. He was also an overall finalist for the 2018 American Statistical Association Datafest at Penn State.

As a Schreyer Honors Scholar, Bradley completed an honors thesis titled “Machine Learning Applications for Severe Storm Detection and Prediction.” He also held an internship at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State in the embedded hardware-software systems division. There, he worked on research projects using machine learning to predict diesel ship maintenance events. He also worked as a data science intern for Mars, Inc. As part of their supply advanced analytics team, he worked on a project implementing computer vision for quality assurance in pet food.

Bradley was a training co-leader for Nittany Data Labs, a mentor in 2017 and 2018 for Schreyer Honors College Orientation and a member of the Math Club. He also studied abroad at the London School of Economics in the summer of 2017.

After graduation, he will work as a data analyst for Mars., Inc.


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