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UVA Club of Charlottesville: A Conversation with Professor Adam Tashman

Hosted By UVA Club of Charlottesville
Virtual Event
Event Details

All alumni, friends, and families were invited to join the UVA Club of Charlottesville for an evening with Professor Adam Tashman, PHD (CLAS '99). Adam spoke on "How Data Science is Shaping Every Aspect of our Lives".

Adam, a Professor of Data Science and Director of the Online M.S. in Data Science Program, presented an overview of this discipline. He explored the topics of DS and its impact on academia, on how we teach and learn, and how UVA DS is different from other programs. We explored such issues as, how do we become more data literate and how is data used to influence our decisions.

About the Speaker:

Adam Tashman, PHD (CLAS '99), Professor of Data Science and Director of the Online M.S. in Data Science.

Courses taught include big data systems, programming for data science, R programming, mathematical finance, actuarial statistics, probability and statistics, and survival analysis.

Research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, biomedical informatics, and quantitative finance.

Prior to joining the School of Data Science faculty in 2021, Tashman was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Tashman’s extensive industry experience includes Director of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence with CliniComp, VP and Head of Data Science for Carpe Data, and Head of Data Science for FinMason. He also served as Senior Risk Consultant with Citizens Financial Group, Biostatistical Consultant with Fresenius Medical Care, VP and Senior Quantitative Analyst for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Statistical Consultant with Yahoo!, and VP of Quantitative Research with Citi.

Tashman holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University, an M.A. in Mathematics from Colombia University, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia.