Yekta Zahed

Senior Data Scientist

eClinical solutions

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Do not let the norms impact your choice of what you want to do for the rest of your life.

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a Data Scientist with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I work with clinical data driven from clinical studies in the Pharmaceutical industry. Most on my work consists of applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to ensure quality of clinical data. My goal is to help accelerate drug development process by the help of AI.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I have always been fascinated my Math. I enjoy diving into equations. That is what led me into STEM. During my PhD I got introduced to Machine Learning and predictive modeling. I got excited by the idea of using historical data to predict the future. It was like taking a prophecy class at Hogwarts.

HOW DO/DID YOU TACKLE OBSTACLES?

Patience, persistence, good friends.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

There is no such thing as jobs suitable for girls/ jobs suitable for boys. Get the job done if you think you can.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

Problem solving is inspiring, especially if the problem you are solving is lifesaving.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Do not let the norms impact your choice of what you want to do for the rest of your life.

INSPIRATION

Sorrow prepares you for joy - Rumi-

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