Transferring from academia to business – Diego Capozzi Ph.D
Diego is the Lead Data Scientist at FutureLearn
With a background in Astrophysics Diego has worked as a professional researcher in Astrophysics for more than 8 years. In that time he undertook post-doctoral research. He was also part of one of the largest collaboration of astrophysicists in the world which was called the dark energy survey.
After his academic career, he moved into a role in data science and found that the work was very similar. The principles and problems he faced in data science were similar to his science career. It was the setting that he found the most different.
He now works as a Lead Data Scientist at FutureLearn and he works on identifying and solving problems in a data-driven fashion.
01.12 Diego’s career journey
02.25 Academia to Data Science
04.13 Motivators to stay in academia
06.33 Transitioning from a research role to the private sector
09.59 Enjoying a change of pace
10.50 Working with cutting edge tech
13.38 Working with ‘good data’
15.33 Data can be frustrating
18.34 Problem solving
20.40 Working in a team
22.06 Careers at FutureLearn