How I became a Data Scientist

by Bolor Turmunkh, PhD, Data Scientist at Uptake Technologies Inc., Chicago, IL ~ First Steps At the beginning of my fifth year of graduate school at the University of Illinois, with thoughts of impending graduation, I started thinking for perhaps the first time in my life about who I wanted to be. I had lived... Continue Reading →

NSF-IPAM Workshop – 2017 UPDATE

SUMMARY RECOMMENDATIONS NSF-IPAM Mathematical Sciences Internship Workshop Full report available here.  (UPDATES IN BLUE ITALICS) The report above reflects discussions and recommendation from the September 1-2, 2015 NSF-IPAM Mathematical Sciences Internship Workshop held at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA. The workshop was organized by Russel Caflisch, Mathematics, UCLA; Alan Lee,... Continue Reading →

Free AAAS Career Webinar

Tuesday, June 20 • 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT • Register now This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career. Join us for this FREE webcast! Presenter: Josh... Continue Reading →

5 CS skills I wish I learned in college

       Lindsay Hall, Software Engineer (Google NYC) ~ I started working full-time as a software engineer (SWE) at Google NYC in 2012, after graduating from Harvey Mudd College with a degree in Math and Computer Science. Prior to joining full-time, I did 3 SWE internships with Google, working at YouTube in the San Bruno office... Continue Reading →

Blogpost: Parsa Bakhtary

It is humbling to address future and current mathematicians, but as a former algebraic geometer myself, I will do my best to share with you my story. I work as a data scientist, which the Harvard Business Review in 2012 dubbed “the sexiest job of the 21st century,” at Facebook, which has been ranked by... Continue Reading →

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