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Transforming Your Physics Knowledge and Skills into Solutions for Real-World Challenges

April 4, 2024
4:05 PM - 5:05 PM
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Pupin 1402

Seminar by Azadeh Keivani, Digital Age Academy

This talk is designed for individuals with a passion for continuous learning. A passion that is not only about exploring new ideas within your specific research domain, but also delving into subjects that lie beyond your typical area of expertise, possibly even extending into fields outside the scope of physics. My goal here is to show you how your curiosity and love for learning can help you develop your unique and remarkable career journey.

My physics education has played a significant role in my professional career. From studying the most violent phenomena in the universe by detecting and analyzing subatomic particles, to creating new pedagogical methods for empowering the next generation of workforce, to developing machine learning models for detecting cancer and cardiac diseases, I believe physics has always given me the vision and mindset to overcome challenges and make strategic decisions.

As a physicist, you constantly grow your knowledge and skill set and accumulate valuable tools applicable across various domains. I will demonstrate how you can transform your physics knowledge, skills, and experience into tangible impact outside of the academic world. And how believing in your capabilities will help you more openly choose the next steps in your journey that leads to fulfilling achievements. I will also discuss the contributions of physicists in various roles across industries, especially in data science with a few examples including from my own career journey and explore the emerging data science and machine learning jobs in the next few years.

Host: David Helfand