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.
Data Scientist at Facebook_
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.
StartDeveloped 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
NowVolunteers with a non-profit to help spark entrepreneurship among high school girls