6 episodes

A podcast featuring interviews with a variety of former astronomers / current data scientists. Created as part of the Astronomers Turned Data Scientists (ATDS) community (which also has annual meetings at the American Astronomical Society’s Winter Meeting).

Astronomers Turned Data Scientists Podcast astro2data

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A podcast featuring interviews with a variety of former astronomers / current data scientists. Created as part of the Astronomers Turned Data Scientists (ATDS) community (which also has annual meetings at the American Astronomical Society’s Winter Meeting).

    6. Riwaj Pokhrel

    6. Riwaj Pokhrel

    Riwaj Pokhrel discusses his recent transition from Astronomy to Data Science, the factors that led to this decision, and his current role as a Data Scientist. He then compares what he expected out of this transition with what his current experience is. He talks about networking and other important transferable skills. He shares how he has regained some of his original love for Astronomy after his transition. Finally, he shares advice for people who are hoping to transition to Data Science.  
     
    Links:
    Riwaj’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riwajpokhrel/ 
    ADP List: https://adplist.org/  
    Credits
    Intro Music: Tonight At Eight by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com (no relation)
    Outro Music: Savour The Moment by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com (no relation)
    Co-Hosts: Jeffrey Silverman and Joseph A’Hearn
    Recording: Jeffrey Silverman
    Editing: Joseph A’Hearn
    ATDS Podcast Logo: Joseph A’Hearn
    Thumbnail Headshot Image: Riwaj Pokhrel
    Thumbnail Design: Joseph A'Hearn
    Timecodes
    0:00 - Intro
    1:30 - Astronomy Background
    6:10 - Transition to Data Science
    16:28 - Current Data Scientist Role
    23:56 - Expectations vs. Reality about the Transition
    28:00 - Technical and Transferable Skills
    40:50 - Sharing the Love of Astronomy as a Data Scientist
    45:32 - Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Experience
    49:00 - Final Thoughts about the Future of Data Science
    56:40 - Outro
    #Astronomy #DataScience #Transitions #Podcast #ATDS #Astro2Data

    • 57 min
    5. Betsy Barton

    5. Betsy Barton

    Betsy Barton discusses her career trajectory from Astronomy to Data Science. She goes in depth about AI tools, shares about her company Infiniscape and their social media app Kyndr, and also converses about the emotional barrier to leaving Academia and Astronomy.
    Music by Shane Ivers: Tonight At Eight (Intro), Savour The Moment (Outro)

    • 50 min
    4. Marcel Haas

    4. Marcel Haas

    Marcel Haas discusses what led him into Astronomy, why and how he transitioned to Data Science, his experience in various Data Science positions, and his current role teaching Data Science. He also talks about differences in the field between Europe and North America, transferable skills, and craft beer.
    Music by Shane Ivers: Tonight At Eight (Intro), Savour The Moment (Outro)

    • 55 min
    3. Genevieve Graves

    3. Genevieve Graves

    Genevieve Graves discusses her transition to Data Science, sharing her experience with startups and consulting, how to decide what to do, how VCs determine what projects to fund, the future in the field, why astronomers make good data scientists, and how she discovered work-life balance.
    Music: Tonight at Eight, Savour the Moment - Shane Ivers

    • 53 min
    2. Jess Kirkpatrick

    2. Jess Kirkpatrick

    Jess Kirkpatrick discusses her transition to Data Science, outreach for others considering a similar transition, multiple moves between companies, interesting projects, and predictions for the next few years in Data Science.
    Music by Shane Ivers: Intro - Tonight At Eight, Outro - Savour The Moment

    • 56 min
    1. Taka Tanaka

    1. Taka Tanaka

    Taka Tanaka discusses his transition from Astronomy to DS, his career progression to DS Manager, and what he expects to unfold in DS during the next few years.Tonight At Eight (Intro) & Savour The Moment (Outro) by Shane Ivers - Silverman SoundCo-Hosts: Jeffrey Silverman and Joseph A'Hearn

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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Great podcast

Perfect resource for (astro)physicists looking to switch to tech, particularly ML/data science.

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