A data scientist’s journey: a personal account of what we have learnt presented at CYSEC 2020

by Stuti Lippolis,

Summary : In this talk, we will share our experiences of how we became data scientists. We both started with different ambitions in mind, and slowly moulded it in the direction of data science. We are currently working in the same team at Merck, supporting the healthcare business with data science. As the application of data science in this industry is still developing, we face many challenges (eg. stakeholder buy-in, data availability, infrastructure, trust etc.), but we also get the satisfaction of driving important long-term decisions within the company. Through our journey we have learnt that applying data science to the real world goes beyond building the best machine learning model. Our talk is an account of discovering the data scientists within ourselves.