Currently I am a Senior Data Scientist at WeWork. Previously I worked as a Data Scientist at Macy's. I obtained my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 2013 (defended in 2012), under the supervision of Prof. James Hone. My Ph.D. thesis is focusing on the mechanical properties of the world's thinnest (yet strongest) material - graphene. It was a fun five / six years, during which I spent countless nights in the lab, cleanroom, motivated by new discoveries. I've learned a great amount in physics, material science, and quantitative analysis, as well as some coding skills - I have to reverse engineering into a written C++ application in order to facilitate new functionalities. It was a good time.
For the next 18 months after graduating from Columbia, I stayed in the city and joined a startup company, working on the numerical modeling of Lithium ion batteries.
In the summer of 2014, we moved to Evanston, where I started as a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, in the division of Center for Nanoscale Materials. There I was working on micro-scale silicon devices, making low-power, ultra-stable clocks. I have also adapted Python (over Matlab) for my programming choice, which proved to very useful for my current Data Science projects.
We decided to move back to New York City in the summer of 2017 (we just love this city!), and here I am, aiming to translate the skills and mindsets that I developed in the past 10 years, putting them into this exciting field of Data Science. I might be a little bit late for the party, but I will try to catch up!
I was quite into marathon and ultra marathon in graduate school, and I've done some 100 km and 100 mile races, as well as Boston Marathon. Looping Central Park was my mandatory daily routine, but I somehow lose the steam since moving to Evanston. Therefore I am equally excited to be back within the striking distance of the Park!