Congratulations Antonio Ferris!
Antonio is the worthy recipient of Liaison’s first-ever data-inspired future scholarship. He’ll be putting his scholarship earnings to good use at Stanford University this fall, where he plans to pursue a career in cutting-edge data research to help expand machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications into new fields that will solve business and societal challenges.
“It’s a great honor to win this scholarship from Liaison, especially since it’s a perfect match for my field of study,” Ferris said. “One of my personal goals is to pay my own way through college, and this generous scholarship from Liaison Technologies really helps!”
“Our society is built on data, and it’s getting more complex, with data becoming deeply involved in how people live their lives,” he continued. “I’m fascinated by the possibilities to improve society with the ability to better analyze and take action based on new data-inspired insights.”
A National Merit Scholar and National AP Scholar, Ferris, who lives in Mesa, Arizona, already has an impressive list of accomplishments to his name. He developed and released a free smartphone app to help consumers calculate the true cost of credit card purchases and make smarter financial decisions. In 2015, he founded a non-profit that leverages technology to empower anyone to help solve world problems and formed a Science Helps chapter at his school. Ferris is proficient in numerous programming languages and 3D modeling, has participated in the highly selective Barrett Summer Scholars Program for Engineering, Stanford’s Speech and Debate Summer Institute, and has completed Stanford’s Machine Learning class through Coursera while still in high school.
View Antonio’s winning data-inspired future video here.
View the Liaison press release here.