Photographs from recent and past department events. Click for larger images.
Phil Bellaria, Senior Vice President of Applied Analytics at NBCUniversal, met MA Statistics students on March 14, 2018.
Varadero Capital, L.P. visited on Friday, February 9, 2018. Varadero Capital is a value-driven alternative investment manager making investments across specialized credit markets with a focus on achieving capital preservation and delivering uncorrelated, risk-adjusted returns. Varadero’s speakers included Christopher Barr and Christopher Welcox. The Firm was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York City.
Dr. Peter Mesenbrink, Executive director Biostatistics at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. spoke about both his career and current research on Friday, February 2, 2018. He discussed key elements of being successful in the pharma industry and the different roles one can have in pharma.
Data scientists from Lyft came on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Data Analyst, *Simone Zhou spoke about increased passenger activation by 7% by performing a card add funnel analysis. Data Analyst, *Baptist Richard presented “Developed density based models to extend ride sharing availability to sparse cities in the US.” Data Scientists, *Davide Crapis and *Cameron Bruggeman gave an overview of all the places Data Science is used at Lyft, and then give a deep dive into how they make ETA predictions and allocate supply-side incentives. We also hosted Data Analyst, *Shelley Chan and Nick Chamandy, Head of Data Science.
*Indicates Columbia Alum