Darien resident Madeleine Schneider is named West Point Marshall Scholar

Madeleine Schneider
Madeleine Schneider

Darien's Madeleine Schneider has been named a Marshall Scholar by United States Military Academy at West Point. She is a double major in computer science and mathematical sciences at the academy.

Outside of the classroom Madeleine participated in three years of Division I Track and Field and held multiple leadership roles within her academic company. During the summer of 2017 Madeleine worked at Lawrence Livermore National Labs with the Cyber Defenders program and during the summer of 2018 she conducted research with the National Security Agency.

Madeleine will continue her research focus this year with three separate research projects to include network security with machine learning, statistical analysis of machine learning bias, and parallel computing in the analysis of big data. Madeleine hopes to continue pursuing her research interests in machine learning to better prepare herself for a career as an Army Cyber officer.

According to the West Point website, Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.