At The Data Incubator we run a free eight-week data science fellowship to help our Fellows land industry jobs. We love Fellows with diverse academic backgrounds that go beyond what companies traditionally think of when hiring data scientists. Yina was a Fellow in our Winter 2017 cohort who landed a job with one of our hiring partners, Opera Solutions.
I received my PhD degree from The Ohio State University majoring computational chemistry. For my PhD research, I developed multiple predictive models and published web servers to solve various biophysics problems using machine learning and statistical methods in Python, R and Matlab. The data science skills and experiences I gained in my 5 years of PhD not only allow me to solve the fundamental scientific problems effectively and efficiently, but also enable my transition from academia to industry to solve the real-world challenges.
What do you think you got out of The Data Incubator?
The 8-weeks intensive training at The Data Incubator really helped me to go deeper into data science field and get fully prepared for the essential skills to work in a big data industry with the cutting-edge analytics techniques, including programming, machine learning, data visualization as well as business mindset. Last but not least, I believe the networking with other very talented fellows are the most valuable thing I got out of TDI!