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BME Seminar Series: Dr. Patric Glynn, Stitch Fix

Data Scientist, Client Algorithms
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
245 Bevis
1080 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

Abstract:

"Data Science: A Nontraditional Career Option that Combines Experimentation, Programming, Math, and Statistics"


Choosing whether to pursue a career in academia or industry is a big decision.  For individuals who choose industry, there are many diverse job options, including research scientist, product engineer, and others.  In recent years, an additional career choice has surfaced for those that possess skills in experimentation, programming, math, and statistics: Data Science. 

In this talk, I will discuss how Data Science can be a viable, fulfilling career path for Biomedical Engineering students looking for a nontraditional industry role.  Specifically, we will cover:

  • What is Data Science?
  • What do Data Scientists do?
  • How do the skills and training in Biomedical Engineering apply to Data Science?

I will also cover how being successful at a high-growth silicon valley technology company requires a different project and experimentation approach when compared to traditional academic research. 

 

Bio:

Dr. Patric Glynn received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2015.  While working on his Ph.D., he received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.  Dr. Glynn worked as a Data Scientist at Nationwide Insurance before moving out to San Francisco, where he has spent the last 1.5 years as a Data Scientist at Stitch Fix.  At Stitch Fix, he is a member of the Client Algorithms team, where he focuses on researching and implementing company strategies for algorithmic approaches to customer retention and reengagement.