Data Science Salon Podcast

Charting a Course: from Physics PhD to Professional Data Scientist with Dr Resham Sarkar

Episode Summary

There's no single path to a data scientist role. Practitioners come from fields as varied as software development, economics, and academia. Many people in that last group aren't sure what it's like to transition from an advanced degree program into industry. That's why I was happy to speak with Dr Resham Sarkar, a machine learning expert who heads up personalization at Slice. Before she started building ML around pizza, she completed a PhD in physics and then worked in insuretech.

Episode Notes

What was it like to move from a physics lab into the data scientist's chair?  How did she find that first job? And what elements of her PhD experience have proven especially valuable in her machine learning work?  Join us in this conversation to find out.