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Ashok Varma Dattla

  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Degree sought: M.S. Applied Data Science


adattlaiu [dot] edu


Hometown: Visakhapatnam, India

Undergraduate degree: Mechanical engineering

About: When I worked in the IT industry, I encountered numerous difficult situations that required me to expand my understanding of processing enormous amounts of data. I decided to pursue my master’s, and after doing extensive research, IUPUI emerged as the most practical and finest option due to its top-notch course offerings. It also offers the opportunity to work with professors in research.

My hobbies are traveling, cooking, and volunteering.

Please feel free to ask anything anytime regarding any doubts you have, I will be happy to help you out.

Advice for new students: Always be open minded and be free to talk with professors and actively participate in the events at IUPUI. This helps you to create lots of memories with new friends.

The time you spend here will not come back again – enjoy the moments. “Today is your  opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.”