A Letter From the Past Predicts the Future

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 17:35

An inspiring story about how CCIPD student researcher and CWRU graduating senior Daniel Shao’s experience helped him achieve his goals.

The following is an excerpt from the story in CWRU's The Daily:
Shao has already put his computer science training to work in medical research, serving as a member of Anant Madabhushi’s research team in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics. He’s now working to publish a paper on the team’s use of machine learning to predict breast cancer patient survival by looking at their tumor pathology.

“This was the first time I was the primary owner of a research project and it was really cool to see the PI trust me in making decisions,” said Shao of the experience—one he likely wouldn’t have had as an undergraduate at other institutions.