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GAUSS Career Impulse Session (9 Dec 2022, 14:00-15:30) with Dr. Debsankha Manik (MOIA GmbH): “Physics of Complex Systems to Data Science in Mobility Industry”

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We’re happy to announce our next GAUSS Career Impulse Sessions, this time with Senior Data Scientist Dr. Debsankha Manik from MOIA GmbH.

  • Date: Friday, 9 December 2022
  • Time: 14:00-15:30 (appr.)
  • Location: online
  • Registration: Please write a short e-mail to career@gauss.uni-goettingen.de if you plan to attend. The log-in data will be sent to registered participants.

About the speaker: Debsankha is an alumnus of the GGNB program “Physics of Biological and Complex Systems”. He is a theoretical physicist and did doctoral research on the dynamics of complex flow networks in the Network Dynamics group of Prof. Marc Timme at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self Organization. He received his doctoral degree in 2018. During and after finishing his PhD, he studied on-demand ridepooling systems within the project “EcoBus”. He developed simulation software as well as production code for dispatching a vehicle fleet in order to transport passengers from their origins to the destinations.

In 2020, he joined MOIA GmbH as a data scientist, a young tech company with ~300 employees based in Hamburg and Berlin, that operates the largest on-demand ridepooling transport system in Europe, with ~250 electric vehicles with the core mission of improving urban mobility. His primary responsibility is understanding the impact of various internal and external factors (such as demand and fleet density) on the core business metrics and suggesting incremental changes for improving the product. Besides data analysis, statistical modeling, and convex optimization, his day-to-day work involves deploying and maintaining production software in the cloud. He is looking foward to sharing the similarities and differences between application focused research and working in the industry.

About the sessions: Our Career Impulse Sessions offer a platform for interactive and informal exchange about career-related topics for PhD students and postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences. By inviting PhD holders with different career paths, we would like to illustrate the broad range of potential careers for PhD students and postdocs and give inspiration for career choices.

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