Virginia Chen

Data scientist, statistician, and data visualization specialist.

Currently working at Acerta Analytics Solutions as a Senior Data Scientist, helping vehicle manufacturers improve their processes and operations. Also serving as Lead Data Scientist at Pawsperity Biotechnologies, a start-up aimed at improving the health and well-being of our furry family members.

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I love helping people solve problems and figure out ways to make things better. To do this, I always start by focusing on the problem domain and key goals, and spend a lot of time asking “why” and “how”. If I've learned one thing, it's that throwing algorithms at data is rarely what results in a breakthrough.

I have 12+ years of experience working in cross-functional teams to turn data into actionable insights and knowledge. My work experiences lies in the biomedical/clinical research and automotive manufacturing industries, and I also spend an embarrassing amount of time following developments in economics and finance (it's been an interesting few years to be sure!). I seriously considered becoming a psychologist after high school, because the human mind is fascinating.

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I've come to realize that I love complexity — there's a certain wonder in puzzling over how things work together, emergent properties, tricky interactions, underlying causes, complicated situations requiring holistic, out-of-the-box solutions. I'm not in love with specific industries or specific toolkits, but rather understanding a problem space and designing a well-informed approach. I care a lot about doing things properly, because decisions and conclusions have real consequences.

Aside from this, I also enjoy computer games, playing piano, books, thoughtful discussions, international travel, and learning about ways to live life better.

If you're looking for someone with excellent communication skills, a drive towards clarity and quality, and a strong data science background with the ability to learn quickly — please feel free to reach out. I'm always open to chatting about interesting problems, books worth reading, and new opportunities for making a positive impact on the world.

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