A Path to Industry: Some things you can do today to succeed tomorrow

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Tatiana Yarmola (J.P. Morgan AG)
This talk highlights a path to the field of modeling. Models are quantitative representations of real world phenomena and are used in many industries and business functions. People with STEM degrees have abilities to understand, evaluate and build models. Yet, there seems to be a lot of confusion on how to become the chosen one and get a job in the area. A path to industry explains which skills, beyond quantitative, an employer may be looking for, and gives examples of things you can start doing now to reframe your academic experience and stand out from the competition. It also encourages you to treat your career as an ongoing research project.

Tanya investigates model risks at JP Morgan Chase. As a model reviewer, she evaluated conceptual soundness, data inputs and implementations of models within the bank. At the UNECE Statistical Division, she assisted with strategic developments in the modernization of statistical production in the public sector. Her projects included gathering specifications for a big data sandbox, editing big data proposals, improving computations in the UNECE statistical database, and co-organizing a statistical data collection meeting. As a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics and physics, she established the original rigorous proofs of important statistical properties of Markov processes modeling gas behavior.