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Add to Calendar 9/11/2014 11:00 am 9/11/2014 America/Chicago Physics Careers Seminar: "From UIUC Physics PhD to National Lab to Tech Startup" DESCRIPTION:

Are you interested in working as a postdoctoral researcher at a national lab or as a data scientist in tech after you graduate?  I'll be discussing my transition to these fields and tips for adapting to their unique cultures.  In specific, we will start our discussion with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: it's application process, structure, work environment, and career possibilities.  From there we will go over the job search, interview process and coding interview, as well as the lessons I learned while transitioning from academia to data scientist/analyst. Finally, we'll talk about what it's like to work as an analyst and an early employee at a fast moving tech company. I'll pay particular attention to the skills required to get a data scientist job and how to cultivate them.  View Jeremy McMinis' slides on national laboratory careers and data analyst careers.

Bio:  Jeremy graduated from Illinois in 2013 from the Ceperley group where he developed quantum Monte Carlo methods and code for condensed matter research. Upon graduation, he took a postdoctoral researcher position at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and continued his work with QMC while branching out in new directions. To this end, he began work part time as a data scientist for an education startup in San Jose and sat in with the lab's deep learning group. In January of 2014 he left the lab to become an early employee of Wizeline, a tech startup in Silicon Valley. At Wizeline, he is currently solving business problems with data analysis and building awesome products.

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Dr. Jeremy McMinis, Wizeline

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

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Physics Careers Seminar: "From UIUC Physics PhD to National Lab to Tech Startup"

Speaker Dr. Jeremy McMinis, Wizeline
Date: 9/11/2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location:

204 Loomis Laboratory (Interaction Room)

Event Contact: Lance Cooper
Sponsor:

Dept. of Physics

Event Type: Alumni Speaker Seminar
 

Are you interested in working as a postdoctoral researcher at a national lab or as a data scientist in tech after you graduate?  I'll be discussing my transition to these fields and tips for adapting to their unique cultures.  In specific, we will start our discussion with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: it's application process, structure, work environment, and career possibilities.  From there we will go over the job search, interview process and coding interview, as well as the lessons I learned while transitioning from academia to data scientist/analyst. Finally, we'll talk about what it's like to work as an analyst and an early employee at a fast moving tech company. I'll pay particular attention to the skills required to get a data scientist job and how to cultivate them.  View Jeremy McMinis' slides on national laboratory careers and data analyst careers.

Bio:  Jeremy graduated from Illinois in 2013 from the Ceperley group where he developed quantum Monte Carlo methods and code for condensed matter research. Upon graduation, he took a postdoctoral researcher position at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and continued his work with QMC while branching out in new directions. To this end, he began work part time as a data scientist for an education startup in San Jose and sat in with the lab's deep learning group. In January of 2014 he left the lab to become an early employee of Wizeline, a tech startup in Silicon Valley. At Wizeline, he is currently solving business problems with data analysis and building awesome products.

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