Actuarial Science Alum Amodio Shines on Jeopardy

August 9, 2021

Actuarial Science Alum Amodio Shines on Jeopardy

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Matt Amodio
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Department of Mathematics alumnus, Matthew Amodio, continues his spectacular performance on the game show "Jeopardy." Matt now ranks 5th in highest winnings in regular-season play in the well-known game show. Congratulations!

Matthew Amodio graduated from the Department of Mathematics in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Actuarial Science. He went on to do a master's degree in Statistics at OSU, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Department of Computer Science at Yale University with a focus on machine learning. 

Matt writes the following about his OSU experience. "While I enjoyed all of my math classes at OSU, I would like to give special thanks to Dr. Ban and Dr. Rempala." Matt adds, "Dr. Ban's enthusiasm for extremely complicated and intimidating concepts was inspirational, and I thank him immensely for being such a great teacher. I only had Dr. Rempala for one course, but it was a computational biology survey course, and that ended up as a field that's a large part of my current PhD research. I'm not sure if I would be doing it today if it weren't for him!"

*Image courtesy of Matt.