Tag: computer science
Denys Katerenchuk is a Senior Data Scientist at IBM and a PhD candidate in the Graduate Center's Program in Computer Science. In this episode, Denys talks about transitioning into tech industry jobs while completing the PhD, the similarities between industry and academia, and how to turn a mid-PhD crisis into opportunity. He also discusses the surprising benefits you might reap from going against received wisdom when it comes to applying to jobs—specifically, how testing yourself on the open job market can give you a more objective sense of your own skills and abilities.
Ivo Vigan is a computer programmer and research analyst at Bloomberg LP, a financial software and media company based in New York. Ivo earned his PhD in Computer Science at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Ivo talks about running his own startup as a student, how life in the private sector can be surprisingly similar to life in academia, and how his PhD gives him key skills to create value at his new company.