Episode 54

Women in Data Science (with Reshama Shaikh)

February 25th, 2019
data analysis

Reshama Shaikh discusses women in machine learning and data science, inclusivity and diversity more generally and how being intentional in what you do is essential.

About Reshama Shaikh

Reshama is a freelance data scientist/statistician with skills in Python, R and SAS. She earned her M.S. in statistics from Rutgers University.  She earned her M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business where she studied strategy, business analytics and technology management.  

She began her statistical career at Educational Testing Service.  She then worked for over 10 years as a biostatistician in the pharmaceutical industry at various companies including PPD, Merck, Thomas Jefferson University and Pfizer, covering Phase I through Phase 4 clinical trials. She also taught for 2 years at Temple University.

She is an organizer of the meetups group NYC Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (WiMLDS) and PyLadies.  She is a Board Member for WiMLDS and Big Apple Py.

Her interests include:  statistics, deep learning, python, open source, diversity & inclusion, education, technology, leadership and strategic change.