Student event

Women in Data Science research and practice

Get insights from and engage in a conversation with Vera Troeger (University of Hamburg, European Political Science Association) and Marina Wyss (Courser), who successfully started a career in the data science sector.

The event is targeted at the women among you who consider a career with a focus on data science broadly speaking - be it in research or practice.
In this event, you will get the chance to get insights from and engage in a conversation with two women who are pursuing careers in data science - both in research and practice. With Vera Troeger (Professor of Comparative Political Science at the University of Hamburg and president of the European Political Science Association), you'll have one of the world-leading experts in political methodology and a person who knows the research community better than most. With Marina Wyss (Data Scientist at Courser), you'll get the chance to meet a recent Hertie MPP graduate successfully started a career in the data science sector.

Vera Troeger is Professor of Comparative Political Science at the University of Hamburg and president of the European Political Science Association. Previously, she was Professor of Quantitative Political Economy in the department of economics at Warwick University, and Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. She is the founding editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the EPSA, Political Science Research and Methods, and current editor-in-chip of the Journal of Politics, one of the most prestigious journals in Political Science. Her research interests lie at the intersection between international and comparative political economy, labour economics, as well as applied quantitative data analysis and political methodology.

Marina Wyss is Data Scientist at Coursera. She is a Hertie alumna of the MPP class of 2020. During her time at the Hertie School she was a Teaching Assistant for Statistical Modeling and Causal Inference, part of the leadership team of the Data Science Club, and worked as an Assistant Data Scientist at INWT Statistics. Prior to coming to Berlin, Marina worked in political market research, on political campaigns, in non-profit management, and spent several years running a small business. Marina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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