Past Outreach Events
DateEvent
March 7, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
KICP Talk
Broader Horizons: Stephen Hoover, Civis Analytics

Broader Horizons: Stephen Hoover, Civis Analytics
March 7, 2019 | ERC 401 | 5:30 PM | Event
KICP Talk
Organizer: Andrew Neil

Interested in a career in data science? What does a data scientist do, exactly, and how does a physicist or astronomer become a data scientist? Stephen is a data scientist at the Chicago-based company Civis Analytics, where he helps to build predictive modeling tools for Civis's software offerings and consulting work. He received his PhD in physics from UCLA, and went on to work with the South Pole Telescope group as a postdoc. He joined Civis Analytics in 2014, and in this talk, will discuss his transition from academia and the current nature of a data scientist's job.