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This seminar series intended to connect AWM Student Chapter Members with working mathematicians.  The series will answer questions about the day-to-day lives of mathematicians working in various sectors.

Student Chapter Seminar Series:
A Glimpse into Data Science

May 10, 2024, 4:00 — 5:30 p.m. EDT

Join us for a conversation with leaders in industry and academia to learn about mathematics careers in a variety of data science applications. More information on the speakers is posted below.

Neha Bora

Neha works along and across AI/machine learning/data science, business, product, and software engineering teams and am passionate about applying well-managed software engineering principles to data science.

Neha holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State and dual BS/MS degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.

Currently, Neha works as a Tech lead at Walmart and is focused on building Generative AI applications. Prior to Walmart, she worked at Capital One and is focused on developing a risk model that helps the business minimize losses by optimizing engagement with customers after they have charged off their credit cards. Prior to joining Capital One, she worked at Snagajob and Optimus, researching and implementing a wide range of ML solutions from NLP models to US elections forecasting.

Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil

Sherli Koshy-Chenthittayil is an applied mathematician and educator with interests in mathematical biology and STEM education. She is also invested in increasing diversity in STEM, particularly, with respect to students with disabilities. She currently works as a Data Analyst with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Touro University Nevada.

Melissa Ngamini

Melissa Ngamini is currently working as a Lead Data Scientist at ADP focused on planning projects and building data science models to help improve business decisions. In addition to that, Melissa enjoys volunteering as the Head of Education for ATLytiCS. ATLytiCS is an Atlanta based Non-Profit Organization focused on creating a community of individuals empowered to pursue work in the data analytics field, providing new pathways to economic opportunity by offering a data analytics training and certification program. Melissa obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in May 2009. In 2015, Melissa obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dipanwita Saha

Dipanwita Saha, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Houston, transitioned from academia to industry to solve real-world business challenges at scale. With experience at Cubic and GE as a data scientist, Dipanwita now drives the ads business at eBay as an Applied Researcher , building impactful models for advertising strategies.

Future Seminar Topics

What does a mathematician at a National Lab do?  What is it like to be at a professor in a research-focused environment?  What is it like to be a professor at a teaching-focused university?  What skills are useful for mathematicians who work in the financial sector? If you have an idea for a different topic, let us know.

Contact ed.admin@awm-math.org with questions.

Past Seminars

On October 23, 2023 four actuarial scientists joined the AWM community to discuss what it means to be an actuary. This event was co-sponsored by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Network of Actuarial Women and Allies (NAWA). More information on each speaker is given below.

Celeste Bremen

Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), Senior Actuary at New Energy Risk

Sherry Chan

Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Chief Strategy Officer of Atidot

Kudakwashe (Kuda) Chibanda

Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), Vice President, Data & Analytics at The Hartford

Amber Rhode

Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS), AVP & Actuary and Head of Actuarial & Advanced Analytics for Catastrophe Risk Management at Travelers

View the flyer here.

Watch this Career Seminar on YouTube!