13 - 17 May 2018
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California, USA
Data Science Career Opportunities
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2018
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Location: Market 1, Hilton
Instructor: Roberto Reif, Metis, USA
Sponsored by the OSA Foundation and Milton and Rosalind Chang, this course provides an introduction to careers in data science. It incorporates interactive lectures and group exercises. By attending this course, attendees will learn how their technical skills can transition into the data science field and what a career in data science is like, understand what the field of data science is and the roles, necessary skills, and types of problems data scientists work on, and gain insight into the data science project lifecycle and outputs.
Roberto Reif is a senior data scientists at Metis. Prior to Metis, he led the signal processing team at Sensoria Inc. and was a program manager at Microsoft. He has worked on applications in the healthcare, internet of things, biomedical optics, and business intelligence. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University's Biomedical Optics Laboratory and completed a senior postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Washington's Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. He has co-authored several scientific publications, book chapters, and patents.
Attendance is limited to 50 people. The required registration fee of $25 includes lunch - Registration will open soon
Cheeky Scientist Career Development Workshops
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 & 16:00 - 17:00 (2 Sessions)
Location: Wincheser 1-2, Hilton
Instructor: Isaiah Hankel, Cheeky Scientist, USA
Isaiah Hankel works with hundreds of graduate students and postdocs daily assisting them to
transition to industry by first showing them how to present themselves as business professionals. These programs will provide you with a strong understanding of what it takes to have a tailored industry resume and how to showcase your transferrable skills.
Session 1: The Modern Job Search: 13:00 - 14:00
Using online profiles to maximize the effectiveness of the job seeking/transition process. Hiring managers use LinkedIn to determine whether they will bring in a candidate for an interview, this topic will cover all the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and how each section should be used to strategically maximize its impact. In addition, we will show candidates how to use LinkedIn algorithms to support their job search, and sell themselves to perspective employers.
Session 2: Networking: An Art & Science: 16:00 - 17:00
This section is created based on the networking strategies of some of the most strategic networkers in the world and also goes into the science of building rapport and why this is important for the job seeking professional. While this topic tends to be popular, it seems people are still not using it effectively and thus we have detailed specific action steps job seekers can take, and specific scripts to use while networking.
Workshops are complimentary for OSA Members. There is limited space at each. RSVP online
Workshop: Understanding Unconscious Bias
Date: Monday, 14 May 2018
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 and 16:00 – 17:30
Location: Winchester 1-2, Hilton
Speaker: Sara Bendoraitis, American University, USA
Research demonstrates that we all have unconscious biases. These biases can result in best and brightest talent made to feel unwelcome, invisible, and not important to the success of the organization. This training will explore concepts and engage participants to better understand implicit bias, increase awareness and understanding the impact on organizational culture and identify ways to promote greater engagement with diversity and inclusion.
Programs are open to OSA Members. There is limited space and we ask that you RSVP to attend.
Hosted by: , IEEE Photonics Society, and APS
Diversity & Inclusion in Optics and Photonics Reception
Date: Monday, 14 May, 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Location: Market 1-2, Hilton
Join us for a reception to connect with the optics and photonics community to discuss diversity in the field. Come to learn, share and engage with colleagues around this important topic. Please RSVP here to let us know you are attending.
Hosted by: This inclusive event has been organized by OSA, IEEE and APS