BANG Seminar for 2017-08-14

Series: BANG Seminar
Date: Mon 14-Aug-2017
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: PSC 1136
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Silverman (Samba TV, Data Scientist)
Title: From Astrophysics to Data Science

We are truly in the era of Big Data. The number of data science and analytics job openings has grown rapidly over the past several years and demand looks to continue to be very strong in years to come. Masters and PhD scientists (from all quantitative fields) are extremely well-qualified for such positions. Come learn about the basics of what data science is and what data scientists do, as well as how scientists in academia can become successful candidates for these positions in the tech industry. I'll also share my personal path from NSF astronomy postdoc to gainfully-employed data scientist.

About the BANG Seminar Series

The Astronomy Department's BANG Seminar (Better Astronomy for the New Generation) will feature speakers and discussions on issues of diversity and equity, career paths, and soft skills for astronomers. Please contact Erin or Stuart with any questions or suggestions for speakers.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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