[Data-Science-Seminar] Fwd: Data Scientist Job opening at City of Chicago

Lulu Kang lkang2 at iit.edu
Wed Dec 16 23:41:46 CST 2015


Lulu Kang
Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Tel: 312-567-5322
Email: lkang2 at iit.edu
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> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Schenk, Tom" <Tom.Schenk at cityofchicago.org>
> Subject: Data Scientist Job opening at City of Chicago
> Date: December 16, 2015 at 10:55:49 PM CST
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Colleagues-
> I wanted to share a job opportunity with the City of Chicago data science team. We're hiring another data scientist within my team <http://j.mp/1TLY0p4>.
> This position will help the city use advanced research techniques to improve the quality of life for residents and improve the efficiency of city operations. Our team has done a lot of work, such as predicting spikes in rodent complaints <https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0ahUKEwiln_T0iuLJAhUD0iYKHcWmDCkQFggxMAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fbusiness%2Fon-it%2Fin-chicago-food-inspectors-are-guided-by-big-data%2F2014%2F09%2F27%2F96be8c68-44e0-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html&usg=AFQjCNFKxDylZQIk0LQlSSimgXBK-ql4zA&sig2=iTYZI2J09kBK35uG6mJPug&cad=rja>,  <http://chicago.github.io/food-inspections-evaluation/>dispatching food inspectors <http://fortune.com/2015/04/29/chicago-big-data/>, and a number of other projects. We also work on behind-the-scenes work, such as modeling fares <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-uber-taxi-fare-hike-0919-20150918-story.html>. A number of our projects are open source <https://github.com/chicago/food-inspections-evaluation/>. It's a great opportunity to work as a data scientist and make an impact on millions of individuals and families.
> Our team is structured around all facets of data <http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/doit/provdrs/data_science.html>. The individual would be on the same team and work closely with our open data team <http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/413154-Case-Study-Open-Data-in-Chicago.PDF> as well as database administrators and business intelligence unit. 
> Please feel free to share with your respective colleagues, students, and recent graduates. Unfortunately, I am limited in what I can answer from potential applicants due to fair-hiring laws.
> The static link to the posting is http://j.mp/1TLY0p4 <http://j.mp/1TLY0p4>  
> Take care.
> Tom Schenk Jr.
> Chief Data Officer
> Department of Innovation and Technology
> City of Chicago
> (312) 744-2770
> tom.schenk at cityofchicago.org <mailto:tom.schenk at cityofchicago.org>
> data.cityofchicago.org <http://data.cityofchicago.org/>
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