**A career panel for graduate students in mathematics
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When: April 20, 2018

Where: BA6183

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

*Reception and networking to follow in the graduate lounge.*

RSVP: https://doodle.com/poll/wbeb4rppg5vipuq4

**Panelists**

**Alex Bloemendal**:

Alex is a computational scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and at the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital. As a member of Broad institute member Ben Neale’s lab, Alex leads a group in developing new methods to analyze genetic data, harnessing its unprecedented scope and scale to discover the genetic causes of disease. He also co-founded and directs the Models, Inference & Algorithms initiative at the Broad, bridging computational biology, mathematical theory, and machine learning. Alex is an institute scientist at the Broad. Alex was previously a research scientist in the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and a Simons Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University. His research in probability theory and random matrices focused on questions of signal and noise in high-dimensional data; he proved an open conjecture with wide-reaching applications for fields including population genetics. He also earned a teaching award for an advanced course on probability. Alex received an Hon. B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto

**Aaron Chow:**

Aaron is a Senior Information Security Consultant – Security Engineering at CIBC. He graduated from our doctoral program in 2014.

**Dorian Goldman:
**Dorian develops mathematical models using modern methods in machine learning and statistics for Conde Nast. He’s also an Adjunct Professor of data science at Columbia University, where he’s teaching a course on using data science in industry which has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. He completed his MSc degree in mathematics at UofT and his PhDs at the Courant Institute (NYU) and UPMC (Paris VI) and worked full time as a research-only fellow and instructor of mathematics at DPMMS at the University of Cambridge. He worked in Germany, France, England and the USA over the past several years while completing his degrees and gained considerable experience in variational methods, differential equations and applied analysis. He transitioned into data science and machine learning three years ago, and became very passionate about the mathematical sophistication and significant impact that the field has.

**Diana Ojeda:**

Diana got her PhD in set theory at Cornell University and was a postdoc at U of T from 2014 to 2017. She now works as a SoC Engineer at Intel, developing modelling and analysis tools for FPGAs.

**Ben Schachter:**

Benjamin Schachter is a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, based in the Toronto office. He joined BCG full time in January 2018, after previously working at BCG as a summer Consultant in 2016. Ben has primarily worked in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) practice area. Ben completed his PhD in mathematics at the University of Toronto in 2017; his research focused on optimal transport and the calculus of variations. Ben also holds an MSc in mathematics from the University of Western Ontario and an MA and BA (hons.), both in economics, from the University of Toronto.

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