Helena has been spending her summer interning at Infor

Helena Santiago

1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I work with Infor, a cloud software company that provides software solutions to other businesses. The apps they create are not the same as your regular mobile apps. Their software products perform on a much bigger scale since they streamline the system of different businesses.

2.Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

Infor typically works with other businesses, but my project is more internal. Another intern from Pace, Preston Rollins, and I are working on an application for the Education Alliance Program. The Education Alliance Program is a department at Infor that works with various institutions to help students with internships and schools with software solutions. Pace University is one of the member institutions. For our application, we use a software called Mongoose, which is a software framework similar to Visual Studio. The special thing about Mongoose is that it is terrific at handling relational databases. What we do is plan out the structure of the database, design the user interface, and further enhance the look and functionality with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I am also pretty excited for our official presentation to demo our app to the CEO by the end of August.

 infor logo3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

Aside from self-learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through CodeAcademy, I have received additional training in these languages through Professor Julia Khan-Nomee’s class, Web Authoring and Digital Media.

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!) 

Not really, but during my first month, my manager brought our team to this place called Tre Dici Steak. Their appetizers were delicious and their steak was succulent. Also, Madison Square Park is located just a few blocks away from the office. It is the perfect spot for lunch breaks, plus there is a Shake Shack in the park!

 Helena Santiago is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems.

Vaibhav has spent his summer working for Mastercard

vaibhav dubey1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am working with MasterCard Worldwide as a Data Architect at their St. Louis Operations and Technology Headquarters. MasterCard is a global payments and technology company that connects billions of consumers, thousands of financial institutions, millions of merchants, governments and businesses worldwide. (Well, just have a quick look in your wallet or purse; I am sure you will find a MasterCard).

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? 

I am working as a Data Architect in the Enterprise Architecture team, which provides database services for Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Server and mySQL. Our services include performance tuning, backup/recovery, monitoring, disaster recovery strategy and production support for databases. My project for this summer was to design and develop a prototype for a web app with a persistent chat function for internal ticketing system for the department.

Additionally I worked with the Enterprise Architecture database team in Dublin to design and develop a database monitoring tools to actively report and check the user permissions, which are added or deleted from day to day within the Oracle database schema.

My last project was a Data Modeling project, where my primary goal was to understand the current procedures written for a self-service data-modeling tool by senior data molders in Oracle and migrate them to PostgresSQL.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

I’m focusing on Database, software engineering & methodologies, and project management so I’d like to give a shout out to Professor Namchul Shin for his IS 613: Database management systems class where taught me the concepts of Database; Professor Hsui-Lin Winler for her  IS 667: Database Design and Development of Web Applications; and Professor James Gabberty for IS 623: Information Systems Design and Development.

Mastercard summer group

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

Located only minutes west of St. Louis, my office is located in O’Fallon area, which is more of a commercial side of St. Louis. But I live in the Loop area, on Delmar Boulevard, which has six blocks of exhilarating, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, art galleries, live music, café culture, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. It’s easily accessed, and once you’ve parked your car, everything is within walking distance. Blueberry Hill restaurant is one of our favorites. The food is great and the atmosphere is fun!!

Vaibhav Dubey is a graduate student pursuing his degree in Information Systems, set to graduate this December. He is also Liverpool FC’s biggest fan. 

Chinmay talks about his summer internship at Argus

chinmay1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I worked with Argus Information & Advisory Services LLC this summer. Argus is a leading provider of analytics, information and solutions to consumer banks and their regulators. They help their clients maximize the value of data and analytics to allocate and align resources to strategic objectives, manage and mitigate risk (default, fraud, funding and compliance), and optimize financial objectives.

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I was tasked with developing and deploying Tableau Reports for use by the ETL Production and Client teams within Argus. I developed two separate Tableau Reports covering system-wide metrics for SQL loading and server status, and an inbound file tracker. This involved developing the reports themselves within Tableau, as well as the necessary SQL Server tables and stored procedures to obtain the data. Once developed, these reports were deployed to a Tableau Server and  Argus’ main server.

Alongside the internship project, I worked with the production ETL processes including in-house file and SQL Server loading automation, SAS file conversions, WinSCP FTP troubleshooting, and data ticketing platforms.   Argus

Outside of my professional responsibilities, I served as a team captain for the company’s annual summer soccer tournament.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

All the database related classes that I took in my Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters helped me to a great extent during my tenure there. They involved Database Management Systems (Prof. Namchul Shin), Data Warehousing, Mining & Visualization (Prof. Chienting Lin), and Database Design & Dev of Web (Prof. Hsui-Lin L. Winkler).

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

Almost everyone in the office goes for lunch together at the mall right outside Argus, called ‘The Galleria at White Plains.’ And for after work drinks there is one huge strip on Mamaroneck Avenue flooded with restaurants and bars, “The Brazen Fox” and “Black Bear Sports Bar” being everyone’s favorites.

Chinmay Juneja is working towards his MS in IS and also works as a student assistant in the Seidenberg offices. Another Seidenberg student, Nachiket Pingle, also spent his summer working at Argus with Chinmay!

Oyewale is protecting NYC’s environment this summer

nyc dep1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I work with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The department is grouped into different bureaus, but the main bureaus are Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT), Bureau of Water Supply (BWS), Bureau of Wastewater and Sewer Operations (BWSO), Bureau of Development & Construction (BEDC), and the Bureau of Customer Service (BCS).  DEP’s main objective is to provide clean, drinkable water to New Yorkers. In BWT, there are 14 wastewater treatment plants in NYC that collect waste from different parts of NYC for treatment and disinfection, which is then released back into the river.

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I work with Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) MIS Section; we manage all the information technology equipment across all the offices under BWT. I do mostly helpdesk related issues and active directory. I have been tasked with different projects ranging from setting up a server for use in a treatment plant (it was pretty tough as it was my first time without supervision). The team and I go out to the plants that have submitted help desk tickets and we troubleshoot and resolve their issues in the quickest possible time.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship?(Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

All my classes have helped me prepare for this internship. My IS 623 class, Information Systems Design & Analysis helped me the most.

DEP Desk View

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

There are a couple of malls around where I work. All the malls have food courts in them. When we are out on the field, the treatment plant we are working at determines where we would go for lunch. There is a pizza place where we love going. They make the pizza in a brick oven and the ingredients are made fresh daily.

 Oyewale Senbore is a graduate student in the Seidenberg School, working to earn his MS in Information Systems.

Siddhesh is spending his summer at Moody Analytics

moodys1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am working with Moody’s Analytics as an Associate in Financial Modelling and Data Analysis. 

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I work closely with the in-house software tool to develop cash-flow water models, which are used by the investors to value and evaluate their portfolios. I also acquire, organize, refine and deliver financial data to clients through analytic software libraries and client databases

 3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship?(Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

 The Data Mining and Data Warehousing class made me comfortable to work closely with data.

 4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!) 

 No, but we like to explore different places!

Siddhesh Lele is working towards his MS in Information Systems, set to complete his degree in 2016.

Eiman Ahmed continues Seidenberg’s DS3 legacy at Microsoft

Eiman Ahmed 1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am a student at Microsoft Research’s Data Science Summer School. Otherwise known as DS3, this program’s initiative is to introduce and teach college students how to acquire, clean, and utilize real data for research purposes.

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

My team and I (we call ourselves the “Subway Surfers”) are using the MTA’s subway/turnstile data to compute a network flow of New York City to make better predictions and assist social projects like “Stop-and-Frisk” by providing them with information as to how many people (estimated) are at any given place in New York City at any given time.

3. Is there a particular class, peer, or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

Briana Vecchione, a Seidenberg student (and an amazing friend) introduced me to this program! She was a part of DS3 last year (the first year the program took place) and worked on the “Self-Balancing Bikes” project.

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

Every Tuesday the researchers here get together to discuss a project that they are working on at around noon – (this is known as “Tea Time”). Though the students and I don’t particularly have a favorite restaurant/hangout, we do like to tune into some of the Tea Talk sessions that occur.

Microsoft Presentation
Eiman and her DS3 team after presenting their work on August 6th.

Eiman Ahmed is going into her sophomore year of undergrad, earning her BS in Computer Science.