Grad / Postdoc Professional Development Seminar

from Friday
June 01, 2018 to Monday
December 31, 2018
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Friday
September 07, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Math Tower P-131
Chris Bishop and Christian Schnell, Stony Brook University
Employment statistics

This is the first meeting of the weekly professional development seminar. We are going to go over some employment statistics, both on the national level and in the specific case of our department, to see what sort of jobs people with a math Ph.D. end up taking.


Friday
September 14, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Math Tower P-131
Nissim Ranade, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
From mathematics to computational biology research

Nissim graduated from Stony Brook in 2017, and her thesis was about algebraic methods used in topology and how they are connected to statistical functions. She worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lafayette College until recently, when she started working as a computational biology post-doc at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Her work involves mathematical analysis of genetic data from normal and tumor cells in cancer patients. The research heavily uses statistics and probability theory, but certain amounts of geometrical and topological insights are also valuable. Nissim will talk about the experiences of working at a liberal arts college and about transitioning from mathematical to computational biology research.


Friday
September 21, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Math Tower 5-127
Chris Bishop and Christian Schnell, Stony Brook University
Mini-workshop: Giving short talks, I

The first part of a "mini-workshop" about giving short talks. This week, we discuss the principles of giving a good short talk (through a series of short videos), and let everyone choose a topic for a 5-minute talk, to be delivered next week.


Friday
September 28, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Math Tower 5-127
Chris Bishop and Christian Schnell, Stony Brook University
Mini-workshop: Giving short talks, II

The second part of a "mini-workshop" about giving short talks. This week, we are going to ask some of you to deliver 5-minute talks about the topics you chose last week, with feedback from the whole group.


Friday
October 05, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Math Tower P-131
Lilia Tsalenko, Blockstream
Career advice from Lilia Tsalenko

Lilia Tsalenko, http://www.linkedin.com/in/liliamt, has over 25 years of professional experience, with 13+ years as the founder and CEO of Elti Solutions, a Global Talent Search and Recruiting Company. She joined Blockstream in September of 2017, a company pioneering advancements in cryptography and blockchain technology, as Head of Talent Acquisition and is working on scaling the global team over the next year. Before that, Lilia worked for 10+ years as a Software Engineer for many companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the seminar, Lilia is going to talk a little bit about her career path and explain how finding a job in the tech sector looks like from the point of view of a recruiter. She will also draw on her experience to offer career advice for math PhD's.


Friday
October 12, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Math Tower P-131
Adam Azzam, Insight Data Science
TBA

TBA


Friday
November 09, 2018

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Math Tower P-131
Raphael Douady, Stony Brook University
TBA

TBA


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