O-1A Visa for South Korean Data Scientist Approved in 10 days

Case Information

Case Type: O-1A for Extraordinary Ability in Science

Industry: Data Science and Machine Learning 

Field: Speech Recognition, Bioinformatics, and Data Mining 

Country of Origin: South Korea

Position Offered: Data Scientist

Approval Notice Date: May 2016

Processing Time: 10 days

Case Summary

In this case, a software and technology development company hired Meyer Law Group to file an O-1A petition for an internationally renowned researcher. Because of his innovative ideas, the company hired the client as a Data Scientist to invent and develop new techniques that would impact millions of computer users worldwide.

Brief Summary of the Petition:

The client met at more than three of the requirements set forth in the immigration regulations set by USCIS: original scientific contributions in the field, authorship of scholarly articles published in journals with international circulation, and participation as a judge of the work of others in the same field.

The client is one of the few elite scientists in the complex and competitive field of data science. In his petition, we first detailed his research background. The client conducted groundbreaking research and was published in major publications with international circulation. At the time of filing, he had 21 internationally recognized publications with over 130 citations. The client also has a PhD in Computer Engineering.

Secondly, the client received letters of recommendation from researchers and professors at major institutions. For example: Nottingham University, Carnegie Mellon University, Pohang University of Science and Technology, and University of California. One of the letters explained, “it is quite rare that such a young scientist can publish that many papers in quality journals and conferences in such a short time. Moreover, it is clear that he is an extraordinary researcher and engineer. [The client’s] employment in the US will continue to benefit our industry. In short, his ideas and cutting-edge techniques will, no doubt, continue to make headway in the United States.”

To conclude, MLG is honored to have secured a visa for such a prominent young engineer and wishes our client the best of luck in his future research endeavors.

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