Category Archives: data science

Your resume is your cover photo

What is the goal of a resume? The goal is to generate interest in you. That is to say, your resume is an advertisement. A cover photo of you for potential employers! Continue reading

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Leaving Academics

For academics, mid-winter is a reflective time of year. It was about this time, 3 years ago that I wrote an article reflecting on my own move to industry. Perhaps it’s because this is the time when academic jobs are … Continue reading

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Raising a Neural Net

I’ve been a little busy over the past year or so. You see, I have been creating the most advanced neural net known to mankind. It took me 9 months to code it and get it just right… Continue reading

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Are you masculine enough to be a trusted leader?

I’ve been a woman mathematician in Industry for almost 5 years. I have Malcolm Gladwell’s requisite 10,000 hours to be an expert.  Throughout my experience, I have struggled to gain the trust of my more technical colleagues. It’s not a … Continue reading

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PhDs with Personality

Everyone has a personality.  At the risk of over-simplifying, I’m going to argue that there are two types of PhDs in Industry. Front-Room PhDs and Back-Room PhDs*. The distinction is that some technicians and developers enjoy talking to business clients and … Continue reading

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Marketing Academic Strengths in Industry

So you wanna get an Industry job?  Great! But how do you begin to translate your CV into something non-academics want to read? How do you market your strengths? First, we have to acknowledge that your CV took years to … Continue reading

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Variations of Data Science

I spent some time last month at a SIAM conference. Since I graduated and joined the Industry two years ago, I hadn’t been to a conference. The attendees were mostly academics. But there were a few Data Scientists coming from industry as well.  … Continue reading

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