My Journey from Academia to Industry

Before I became a data scientist I was an academic researcher in the field of cognitive psychology, and I was teaching as a lecturer (the equivalent of an assistant professor) at the University of Leicester. My research was specifically in vision science, which is the study of how the brain processes visual information. The research involved a fair amount of research design and statistics, which I also taught to undergraduates, and the statistical modeling of visual attention. The models were based upon Bayesian statistics, and I tested them with a technique known as Monte Carlo simulation.