Keys to Building a Meaningful Career in Data Science w/ Dr. Ted Way at Microsoft (Episode 103) #DataTalk

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In this week’s #DataTalk, we chat with Dr. Ted Way about how  mentorship, networking, career navigation, creating a growth mindset and keys to succeeding on a data science team.

In this episode, Ted shares:

  • Ways to develop a growth mindset
  • How to inspire (and encourage) your team
  • The importance of grit (and staying focused on goals)
  • Keys to succeeding on a data science team
  • Building quality relationships for guidance and support
  • Signs of a great leader
  • Training your mind to find ways around constraints
  • Guidance for choosing the team to work on
  • The importance of having hobbies
  • And so much more …

About Ted Way

Ted Way is a senior program manager on the AI and Advanced Architectures team at Microsoft, with the mission to accelerate AI and other workloads in the cloud and edge. The team’s innovations have made Azure one of the fastest public clouds with accelerated networking and have dramatically reduced search latencies for Bing. This technology is also now available to users of Azure’s AI Platform.

He holds B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering, MS degrees in electrical engineering (signal processing) and biomedical engineering, and a PhD in biomedical engineering, all from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. His dissertation research was on “spell check for radiologists,” a computer-aided diagnosis system to classify lung nodules on thoracic CT scans.

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