YPPDO Workshop: Emma Ideal (Facebook, GRD ‘16) & Michel Trottier-McDonald (Opendoor), “From Physics to Data Science”

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Wright Lab, 210 Conference Room (WL210) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

Join the YPPDO for a presentation by Emma Ideal (Facebook, Yale Physics Ph.D.)
and Michel Trottier-McDonald (Opendoor, Simon Fraser Physics Ph.D., UC
Berkeley-LBNL Postdoc) focusing on the transition from particle physics into the
world of data science. Both Emma and Michel benefitted from the Insight Data
Science program, an intensive training program that has successfully guided
hundreds of quantitative Ph.D.s into careers in the tech industry. Data scientists
take on a large variety of roles across the industry, but ultimately, it’s all about
using data to make a difference in people’s lives. The presentation will cover
Emma and Michel’s journey; the state of the tech industry; the differences
between an academic and a data scientist; interviewing; the skills, tools and
techniques that are currently in demand; as well as resources to help you
prepare, should you decide to follow the same path.

Join us for a Q&A lunch following the talk at 12pm in EAL 108. RSVP is required: estella.desouza@yale.edu or danielle.norcini@yale.edu

YYPDO is supported by the Yale Wright Lab and the Physics Department.