Kristine Jones, PhD – Senior Data and Applied Scientist, Microsoft Opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of my employer or any institution that I may be affiliated with. ~ When I was first approached about writing this post, I was asked to try to convey what I know now that I wish... Continue Reading →
Joey Hart is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University I had a very interesting, and on some levels unique, internship experience in the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantiﬁcation Department at Sandia National Laboratories. The origins of my internship came several months before through collaborations with my eventual mentor on another project Bart van Bloemen Waanders. During the 2016-2017 academic year, I was a graduate research fellow in the SAMSI (Statistics and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute) program on optimization. Through this fellowship I began collaborations with several applied mathematicians and computational scientists. Our work led to Bart inviting me to apply for an internship under him in the upcoming summer of 2017, thus the story begins.
At this point in my career, I have worked at a number of organizations, usually technology companies with military contracts. I am convinced that mathematicians strengthen organizations, and sometimes make revolutionary changes, often in small ways that are not celebrated as often as they should. My ﬁrst job was at the Center for Naval Analysis... Continue Reading →
This summer I spent a lot of time with NCAA Division I basketball statistics. As a student researcher at Davidson, I examined at least a hundred statistics tracked across the division, from the height and experience of the players to the team free throw and turnover percentages, each potentially linked to the success of a... Continue Reading →
I am currently a research scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. I got promoted into this position very recently. Before, I was one of the Luis W. Alvarez Fellows in Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab. My education (MSc and PhD) was in applied mathematics. Early on during my Master’s education,... Continue Reading →
Joyce C. Yang ~ This summer, Codework Academy at Montgomery College had its first Java Web Development boot camp. The program was in Gaithersburg, MD and taught students how to write and deploy web applications in eight weeks. I participated in the boot camp, which was full-time, 9 am to 5 pm every day. Starting... Continue Reading →