Data Science in Business vs. Academia

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Walter Library 402

Philippe Barbe (Paramount)

Registration is required to access the Zoom webinar. Philippe will also be in person in 402 Walter.

This talk discusses similarities and differences between doing data science in academic and business environment. What are the relevant main differences between these environments? Why are the problem of different complexities? What is helpful to know? It builds on my years of experience doing both. All questions are welcome.

Philippe Barbe, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Content Data Science at Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS). In this role Philippe is responsible for data science modeling to inform content exploitation decisions across Paramount businesses. His team builds predictive models that support highly critical multi-million dollar content-related decisions in collaboration with many data science and research groups across Paramount.

Philippe received a PhD in mathematics and statistics from University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France (currently Sorbonne University) and degree in management and government from ENSAE. He worked for over 20 years at the CNRS, as mathematician specialized in data science and related fields. He authored or co-authored 5 books and numerous scientific papers. He has been an invited professor in many universities worldwide, including Yale and GeorgiaTech in the US. He has been working in the media and entertainment industry since 2015.