Our guest today is a mathematician and data scientist who loves dancing, cooking and adventure.
She’s earned a Bachelor’s Degree as well as a Master's Degree in Mathematics - both from the University of Guelph - where her research focused on applying evolutionary algorithms to epidemiology problems.
During her time at the University of Guelph, she published three articles, including an award winning paper on Evolutionary Computation.
An experienced Data Scientist adept at collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large datasets, she’s most passionate about using her skills to make a positive impact, improve people's well-being, create sustainable abundance, and decrease our carbon footprint by spreading awareness on sustainability.
Throughout her career she’s found interesting ways to combine her interests in health care and data science by working in organizations such as Figure 1 (a case-sharing network for healthcare professionals) where she founded the data department and currently at at Foodmaestro, where she uses data to tell stories, build recommendations, and dive into products and trends to help her clients innovate and make smarter decisions.
So please help me in welcoming our guest today - the founder of the Toronto Women’s Data Group, a network of women that is shaping a data culture in Toronto - Lisa Shiller!
July 13th, 2020 | Season 3 | 52 mins 57 secs
ai, data science, diversity, equity, grit, growth mindset, journey, machine learning, math, passion, persistence, statistics, women in tech
On this episode we speak with Lisa Shiller! She's a data scientist based out of Toronto and currently living in Mexico City. We speak about her background in epidemiology (and a deep dive into various epidemiological models), how she got into data science, what it's like to be the first data scientist in an organization, navigating bro culture in tech, and how to promote gal culture in our field!