Fernando A. Acosta Pérez

MIT Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Prof. David Sontag
Research Supervisor: Zeshan Hussain

Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Hometown: Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Website: LinkedIn

My name is Fernando Acosta Pérez, I am an industrial engineering student from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. My research experience is mainly in the area of data mining and operations research applied to transportation systems. I have been actively pursuing undergraduate research for the past three years and have won awards like the Dwight David Eisenhower Fellowship. In summer 2019, I worked as a data analytics intern at NASA Glenn Research Center, and in 2020 I worked in the biotechnology industry as a supply chain analytics intern. I am passionate about education and have lead community outreach programs to motivate kids to pursue careers in science and technology.

This summer I am conducting research at the Clinical Machine Learning Lab looking for ways to use machine learning and data science to improve the quality of life of cancer patients. My current career goal is to pursue graduate school in the United States and then continue my research and educational efforts to motivate the future generations of scientists and engineers around the world.