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    Working in social and market research – panel event for UCL researchers

    By Vivienne C Watson, on 29 April 2016

    Beyond Academia: Working in social and market research

    5th May 2016 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm

    ‘Beyond Academia’ is a new programme designed to give researchers a focused insight into specific career areas within industry.

    Two employers will give a short presentation about the work they do in their organisation. The employers who are presenting have a PhD allowing them to give a view point from a researcher’s perspective. The presentations will be followed by a short networking session allowing you to speak to the employers and ask any questions you might have.

    Speakers:

    Dr Marco Bonzanini, Data Scientist, Elevate Direct

    Marco Bonzanini is a Data Scientist based in London. After a few years working as software engineer and lecturer in the private sector in Italy, he took a Master in Advanced Methods in Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. He completed a PhD in Information Retrieval at the same institute, where he defended his thesis in 2014. His research interests include intelligent search applications and natural language processing. After his time in academia, he moved back to industry where he tries to merge the best of both worlds. Active in the PyData community, he’s now working on his first book about Data Mining applied to Social Media (PacktPub, 2016).

    Dr Neil Stevenson, Senior Research Executive, Ipsos Connect (Ipsos MORI)

    Neil Stevenson is originally from New Zealand where he studied Political Science and History at the University of Auckland and then a Masters in Political Communication. He completed his PhD at the University of Westminster in 2015 on the production of political talk television shows in America, the UK, and Australia. Neil worked at the think-tank Demos in 2014 where he researched ethno-cultural integration in the UK. After that he joined Ipsos MORI, a market research agency, to work in a specialist qualitative team that helps media, technology and government clients wrestle with their business problems and better understand people.

    To find out more please go to: https://courses.grad.ucl.ac.uk/course-details.pht?course_ID=2799

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