Danny Luo Data Scientist, UToronto Math & Physics Student


I am a data scientist with a strong mathematical background and experience in big data and machine learning. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, studying math & physics, with a CGPA of 3.97, and expected to graduate May 2018.

I have experience in industry data science, as well as traditional data analysis in academic research roles in physics. I completed an internship in Summer 2017 with ZeroGravityLabs, an innovation lab of LoyaltyOne, on blockchain and big data. Furthermore, I have completed machine learning projects in housing price prediction and city planning, and wrote a guide with over 200 Github stars on setting up Spark with AWS. I also do machine learning projects and kaggle competitions with the UofT Data Science Team.

In addition, I am an educator of mathematics and data science mentor. I have been a math teaching assistant at UofT since my sophomore year and have collaborated with faculty to develop curriculum for a data science course. I have also mentored participants and judged projects at HackOn(Data) 2017 — a Toronto data science hackathon.

I am currently learning statistics, probability theory, machine learning, neural networks, and algorithms & data structures.

See LinkedIn and Projects on sidebar. My Resume

Personal Photo
Photo Credits to K.M.

Honors & Awards

Name Year
3T0 M. & P. and Associates Scholarship 2018
Norman Stuart Robertson Scholarship in Mathematics 2017
Coexter Scholarship in Mathematics 2017
C.L. Burton Scholarships for Mathematics and/or Physical Sciences 2017, 2016
Third Place at HackOn(Data) 2016
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award 2016 (UToronto)
2015 (UWaterloo)
Dr. James A. & Connie P. Dickson Scholarship in Science and Math 2015
University of Toronto Scholar
Joseph Alfred Whealey Incourse Scholarship
Howard Ferguson Provincial Scholarship 2014
2015*, 2016*, 2017*

* Renewed


  • Avid reader. Favourites: East of Eden, Flowers for Algernon, Brothers Karamazov, Lolita, The Count of Monte Cristo, Fahrenheit 451
  • Social Dancer - Salsa & Bachata. Plan on learning Argentine Tango, Kizomba
  • Guitar, jazz & classical piano
  • Volleyball, tennis, ultimate frisbee
  • Dabbler in writing


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