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Alumni Career Conversations: Data Science Careers in Chicago
Join fellow UChicago alumni for dinner and an in-depth discussion of this timely career topic.

Cost: $20/person; includes dinner

This event is sold out.

Are you curious about data science and career opportunities in this field? Join Ramani Natarajan, SM’02, (computer science) and a small group of alumni and friends for a discussion of this timely career topic over dinner and drinks. This is your chance to speak with an expert in the field and get answers to your questions about industry trends and hiring.

Ramani Natarajan is currently a consultant at Slalom Consulting in Chicago.  Prior to joining Slalom, he was a Principal Consultant at West Monroe Partners and a member of the Data Science practice. In this role, he helped implement a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy and a Business Intelligence (BI) reporting solution as a member of a cross-functional project team partnering with a major US utility. Ramani’s mathematics, physics, and computer science backgrounds complement an array of skills ranging from programming, algorithm design, econometrics, machine learning and emerging technologies in the fields of cloud computing, deep learning and quantum computing. His areas of specialty include data mining; mathematical and computational sciences; predictive modeling; forecasting, business intelligence; software development; data modeling, big data; emerging technologies; and machine learning, among others. In addition, he has considerable industry experience in consumer packaged goods, retail, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and insurance. Ramani holds a BA in physics from Illinois Wesleyan University and an SM in Computer Science from the University of Chicago.  He has also pursued graduate coursework at Booth.

If you are having difficulty registering please contact Lucie Sandel at 773.702.5646 or lsandel@uchicago.eduOver the phone registrations process takes up to three weeks before you see your name appear on the “look who’s coming” list and be charged to the credit card used at purchase.

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc. please touch base the Event Contact listed below. 
Event Contact
John Smetanka, AB'71
Alumni Club of Chicago Board Director

Staff Liaison
Lucie Sandel


Event Information
Thursday, Oct 13 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
The Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Ave Sullivan Room, 22nd
Chicago, IL 60604

Look Who's Coming:
Denis Beslic
Chicago Booth
Melissa Hansen
Thaddeus Kolke
Joseph Martz
Jeremiah Perry
Samuel Peterson
Geoff Robinson
Jeffrey Shepard
Jonathan Stricker
Mengxin Sun
Nicholas Walker
Yang Xu
Sema Yetim
Joan Zhang
Jiyan Zhu
... a total of 15 guests.