Tripods 2021 Careers in Data Science Lecture Series

Join the Goergen Institute for Data Science for the Tripods 2021 Careers in Data Science Lecture Series. The series brings undergraduate and graduate STEM students together with STEM PhDs who are working in Data Science. Each lecture will begin with a 20 minute presentation by a STEM PhD, followed by a question and answer session designed to give participants insight into working in the data science field, and the skills they need to successfully enter the industry.
The talks will take place on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST.

Upcoming events

Monday, October 18, 2021

Speaker: Kevin Lin

Time: 6.00 p.m. EST

Zoom: 573 239 4086

Title: A random walk down Silicon Valley

Abstract: Dr. Kevin Lin will talk about his winding path from a Ph.D. in probability theory at UR, under the direction of Carl Mueller, through sinking like the Titanic at statistics contests, making friends at data science boot camps, three positions, two office openings, and 15 times the coworkers in 3 years, to where he sits today as an ML engineering manager at Upstart.

Please visit theĀ events webpage for more information.

Past events

Monday, October 11, 2021

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Speaker: Sanja Hukovic

10/11 Abstract: Sanja Hukovic ’03 MBA, PhD received her doctorate in mathematics from Brown University in 1998 and her MBA from the University of Rochester in 2003. She started her career in model validation, working for UBS Quantitative Risk Control, where she was first the product head for securitized product in New York, before becoming Deputy Head and Product Head for the EQ, FZ and Client Portfolio teams in London and Zurich. Sanja then led the UBS quantitative risk standard team, part of risk methodology group, which focused on Risk Based PnL and quantitative risk measures. She returned to model validation to cover UBS Treasury, Operational Risk, and AML models. Sanja then worked for three and a half years as JP Morgan Chase and Company’s Head of Quality Assurance for Model Risk Governance and Review. She is currently the Head of Model Risk Management at the London Stock Exchange.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Sanja Hukovic

10/4 Abstract: Sanja Hukovic ’03 MBA, PhD received her doctorate in mathematics from Brown University in 1998 and her MBA from the University of Rochester in 2003. She started her career in model validation, working for UBS Quantitative Risk Control, where she was first the product head for securitized product in New York, before becoming Deputy Head and Product Head for the EQ, FZ and Client Portfolio teams in London and Zurich. Sanja then led the UBS quantitative risk standard team, part of risk methodology group, which focused on Risk Based PnL and quantitative risk measures. She returned to model validation to cover UBS Treasury, Operational Risk, and AML models. Sanja then worked for three and a half years as JP Morgan Chase and Company’s Head of Quality Assurance for Model Risk Governance and Review. She is currently the Head of Model Risk Management at the London Stock Exchange.

Speaker: Dr. Erin Terwilleger Mullen, PhD received her doctorate from the University of Missouri in mathematics, specializing in harmonic analysis, under the direction of Loukas Grafakos. She worked at healthcare analytics platform Prognos, before working at Antuit.ai.

Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Abstract: Join us to hear Dr. Terwilleger Mullen discuss and how her mathematical background gave her an edge in the data science industry.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Speaker: Scott Kirila (Parker Avery)

Time: 8.00 p.m. EST

Zoom: 573 239 4086

Title: A journey from the Riemann zeta function to sales analytics

Abstract: Dr. Scott Kirila, a current analyst at Parker Avery, and a former UR PhD recipient in analytic number theory is going to talk about his current job in data analytics, and how his research mathematics skills give him an edge in this highly competitive and rapidly growing industry.