Hello World

My Name is Prem Rana,
a Data Scientist
& Creator


I'm currently an undergraduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale studying Computer Science along with Digital Media . I really like making things, whether it be developing applications, creating art, or anything in between. In my free time, I'm either coding, making music, gaming, or hanging out with friends and family.

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  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Management
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Media Production
  • Visual Design
  • Marketing
  • Project Management


Green Roof Team

Lead Data Engineer

November 2019 - Present

Prem works as part of the Green Roof Team to create student-built green energy solutions.
As the Lead Data Engineer, Prem:
-Researches the application of Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques to optimize irrigation on a garden roof.
-Implements a microcontroller master-slave system that blends analog and digital data collection in order to gather information on soil moisture habits in a garden roof.
-Optimizes power distribution from student-built Wind Turbine towards irrigation system to create fully self-sustaining microcontroller system.
-Develops data pipelines and web interfaces to streamline and display the data collected.


Data Analyst Intern

May 2021 - August 2021

Prem interned for Ingredion, a multinational ingredient provider, to analyze and improve data flow across the company.
As a Data Analyst Intern, Prem:
-Transformed a paper-based form system to a paperless-based system to improve the efficiency of plant operations through the use of Microsoft Power Apps
-Improved Data Pipelines for faster and more dynamic flow of data.
-Integrated and retooled previous SQL Server Databases to create easier opportunity for Data Analytics and Forecasting.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jan 2021 - Sep 2021

Prem worked with Dr. Koushik Sinha to create the Virus Contact Map, a tool that would visualize the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
As an Undergraduate Research Assistant, Prem:
-Cleaned and manipulated various datasets using Pandas and SQL to understand researched COVID-19 strains in relation to Google Mobility Data and CDC published data
-Created easy-to-use tool for in-house researchers to upload new COVID-19 Strain Data using Flask and Javascript
-Trained and Researched Various Regression Models using Scikit-Learn to predict movement of COVID-19 Virus


Media Producer

August 2018 - Present

Prem is part of the award-winning PBS news station, WSIU, where he works to produce shows for the greater Southern Illinois Area.
As a producer, Prem:
- Produces the award-winning show "Scholastic Hi-Q"
- Directs the award-winning newscast "River Region Evening Edition"
- Leads an entirely student-run team on a live newscast while teaching team about various roles in a television station.


Planning and Project Management Intern

May 2020 - Aug 2020

Prem interned at CDW, a technology provider for businesses and government. Roles included:
-Data Analytics of client projects
-Improvement of information pipeline between CDW and clients


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

B.S in Computer Science

Expected May 2022

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

B.A in Radio, Television, & Digital Media

Expected May 2022


Certified Machine Learning Engineer

Jan 2020

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