Dr. Amelia Taylor is a data scientist at Zymergen, a technology company integrating machine learning and manufacturing technologies to create novel products and materials from biology. At Zymergen, she builds data science tools to more efficiently design experiments, collect and store data, and analyze that data to accelerate the pace of Zymergen’s engineering cycles. Prior to joining Zymergen, Taylor competed for and completed the Insight Data Science Fellows Program, a rapid immersion training program where, in just four weeks, she created an end-to-end data tool for a utility company to predict which of their meters had been tampered with. Before becoming a data scientist, she spent 16 years as a mathematics professor, including at Colorado College.
From robots to Facebook, medicine, and shopping, data is a driving force in the world around us. How does this work? How do we store all that data and where does it come from? How do we transform data into Alexa,… Learn more →