Data Science Career Talk 2018

Science Career Talk
When: Tuesday November 27th, 2018
Where: The Landing (UC 3018)
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm

Science alumni working in the industry will speak about the career paths they have pursued and how they navigated their job search with science backgrounds. Since many jobs are not publicly advertised, networking often plays a major role in how students and graduates find jobs and careers that fit their interests and values.

This event provides a great opportunity for science students and graduates to build their network, learn what opportunities there are in the hidden job market and how to best market their skills to industry professionals.

Alumni/Industry Professionals Presenting on November 27th:

Jayde Eustace
Analytics Research and Development
RSA Insurance

Jayde Eustace works with the team at RSA Insurance, a team of actuaries and data scientists who investigate applications of machine learning in home and auto insurance. The R&D team's goal is to help the company improve predictive analytics capabilities in areas such as fraud detection, claims and customer analysis and supporting pricing decisions.

After completing both a B.Sc. (HONS) Pure Mathematics and M.Sc. Statistics at Memorial University, Jayde started her career as a statistician with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. During this time she was introduced to the world of data science through a Johns Hopkins University online course track, and found it so fun and interesting that she set a goal to switch careers.

Jayde started working as a business analyst for Johnson Insurance in 2016, a role that involved programming new automated reports, performing competitive analysis and providing business insights to management. She moved on to the R&D team at Johnson's parent company RSA in October 2018. Although Jayde is only beginning her data science career, she is happy to answer questions about her path so far.

Nithum Thain
Technical Research Manager
Google Jigsaw

Nithum Thain is a Technical Research Manager at Google Jigsaw. He currently works on Natural Language Processing (NLP) research studying the nature of online conversation.

Previously, Nithum was a Lecturer at Berkeley in NLP and a Postdoc at Simon Fraser University.

Nithum holds a PhD in Algorithmic Game Theory from McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Adrian Vetta and an MBA from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.


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