…a little bit about yourself.
I am from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, between Lausanne and Geneva. After 3 semesters in sociology at the University of Geneva, I changed courses to study communication systems at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). During my studies, I spent an exchange year at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, and finished in 2005 with a Master’s degree in communication systems. I then went to the L3S lab at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, where I did a PhD in computer science, which also involved some teaching and EU grant proposal writing. After my PhD, I joined XING which was in the process of creating a new data science team. I worked on many different projects within the team, but my main topic has been leveraging our ontology to detect entity references in XING user profiles and job postings for improved searching and recommendations. I was recently promoted to Staff Data Scientist, and am working on fostering innovation in data science throughout whole New Work SE.
How much previous experience did you have before applying to us?
I worked as a PhD student at Leibniz Universität Hannover, mainly doing research, but also giving courses and participating in writing EU grant project proposals.
What do you like most about your job as a Staff Data Scientist?
We have many talented data scientists and data engineers working on a wide range of data products, using various techniques and technologies. As a Staff Data Scientist in the Central Data Science team, I find it very exciting to devise a strategy for fostering data science innovation to support those various data teams.