4:00–5:00 pm ERC 401
Host: Mandy Chen
Jean-Rene Gauthier (AI Platform Product Architect at Oracle) "My career path from astronomy to becoming an AI product architect"
PhD ’11, UChicago Astronomy & Astrophysics
I will tell you about my career path and my transition from academia to industry. I have an unusual path, from being a postdoc, to becoming a data scientist, then a product manager, and now a lead product architect. All of these transitions were within 8 years after leaving academia. I will tell you what my typical day looks like, what I do, and where I struggle and succeed. Over the years I have worked with many former academics, so l can share with you the key qualities that make academics successful in industry.