TA Spotlight: Jaewoo Park

Jaewoo Park

Jaewoo Park is a TA for CS 6440: Intro to Health Informatics. Keep reading to learn more about Jaewoo!

What do you do professionally?

I personally have a lot of interest in improving patient outcomes with technology! I'm currently a Machine Learning Engineer for Prescient Design, a ML-driven drug discovery team within Genentech. We are laser focused on helping bring better medicine to patients faster.

Why do you TA for OMSCS?

I'm currently a TA for CS 6440: Intro to Health Informatics. I've found OMSCS an incredible journey, and always wanted to give back. The instructors and TAs really have a tremendous impact on enabling hundreds/thousands of students to really get the best out of their experience in the program. I really enjoy helping students navigate their own learning path and find a lot of joy in teaching. All that combined, I think it was only natural for me to TA for a course that allows me to give back, but also gives me an opportunity to help students define and solve a problem that they are interested in (CS 6440 - Practicum project).

What is your advice for future OMSCS students?

The most important thing is to really be able to define what you want out of the program and see how you can fit that into your everyday schedule. A lot of students in the program have to juggle multiple things all at once, whether it's a full-time job, family, or what have you. Clearly defining the outcome, and a roadmap I think is incredibly important for you to see the program through till the end. The general advice is that you should really take your time testing the waters in the very first semester. I think this is very important to follow! Try one course and see how it fits within your schedule and go from there.

What's your best study hack?

Keeping a separate to do list of all your school-related items, and really measuring how much time you've spent on specific tasks was very helpful for me. If that is too daunting, really being retrospective about your learning, or thinking about metacognition has also helped. (If any of that is confusing and you would like to learn more, you may find CS 6460: Educational Technology very interesting!)

Find Jaewoo on...

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaewoopark91/
Personal Website: https://jaewoopark.io/