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As a data scientist I get to wear many hats: being a software engineer working with code, a computer scientist building algorithms, and a designer visualizing insights from data.

Smriti Bhagat

Data Scientist at Facebook_

Job description_

Smriti is part of a data science SWAT team. She jumps in when there is a tough problem involving data. Her team's work analyzing how people were using Facebook Groups led to the creation of Facebook Marketplace, an online classifieds service which allows people to buy and sell things.

More about Smriti

Pathway_

  • Start
    Developed love for math and fascination for computers while in elementary school in India
  • Self-described nerd in high school. Learned more coding and used it to solve math problems
  • Got Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at VTU in Bangalore
  • Earned PhD in Computer Science at Rutgers with jobs as teaching and research assistant
  • Worked at Technicolor, doing research on recommender systems before moving to Facebook
  • Now
    Volunteers with a non-profit to help spark entrepreneurship among high school girls
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