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Emily Smith
Data Scientist
BJSS
WHAT DO YOU DO?

As a data scientist, I use existing data and apply statistical modelling to predict future events.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • coding
  • statistical knowledge and creativity to think of what is possible using the tools available.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I built a risking engine to detect when employees were stealing company information for personal or financial gain.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I have an Honours degree in Statistics from Glasgow University where I developed my statistical knowledge and coding skills. Everything else I learned on the job.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I love problem solving and always craved a job where I had freedom to explore a problem and be creative with my solution. The endless possibilities data science provides meant this was the perfect fit for me.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

This is a really exciting time in technology where the world is realising all the amazing things that technology can achieve. If you enjoy problem solving and learning new skills then you should seriously consider a role in technology.


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