Emily Smith

Job:

Data Scientist

Company:

BJSS

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

I am...
Funny
laid-back
reliable
The skills I use most in my job...

coding

statistical knowledge and creativity to think of what is possible using the tools available.

The most interesting thing I've worked on in my career so far...

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

What inspired me into digital and 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.

My educational background is...

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 advice I'd 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.

Job type tags:

Data and information Problem-solving and developing solutions

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