This Thursday: Meet the Speaker - Kathy Copic, VP of Growth at Insight Data Science

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Tue Mar 21 09:51:31 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

Kathy Copic, VP of Growth at Insight Data Science will give a colloquium
at TRIUMF this Thursday, March 23, entitled "Decoding Data Careers".  See
the abstract below for more details.

GAPS is organizing a pizza lunch with the speaker so that students and
postdocs may come and meet her for an informal discussion prior to the
We will meet on Thursday, March 23 at 12pm in the MOB Boardroom (next to
the auditorium).

As limited attendance is available for this event, we ask that if you
would like to attend, please email *gaps at* to sign up,
*before 3pm today* Tuesday, March 21.

Your GAPS committee

Decoding Data Careers
Kathy Copic, VP of Growth at Insight Data Science

Data science and AI teams in industry analyze some of the most interesting
data ever collected, in fields like health care, education, government,
media, entertainment, transportation, and more. Scientists and engineers
from high-energy physics and other quantitative fields are playing key
roles in transforming the way companies work with data to impact our daily

She will discuss the data science landscape based on her experience
working with over 800 Insight alumni, who are now data scientists and data
engineers at over 200 companies and nonprofits, including Facebook, Apple,
Google, Twitter, Netflix, The New York Times, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center, and the Broad Institute.

The Insight Fellows Program is a training fellowship for graduate students
and postdocs designed to bridge the gap between academia and a career in
data science and engineering. Insight provides seven-week, full-time,
postdoctoral training fellowships in Silicon Valley, New York City, and
Boston. It offers full-tuition scholarships, dedicated office space, and
self-directed, project-based learning under the guidance of top industry

Kathy Copic is the VP of growth at Insight Data Science. Before Insight,
she worked in experimental particle physics at labs including CERN,
Fermilab, SLAC and CESR. She earned her Ph.D. in physics at the University
of Michigan working on CDF, was a postdoc at Columbia on ATLAS, and was a
staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab working with ATLAS and
the Particle Data Group.

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