Working in the Tech Industry
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- UCD appoints new College Principal for College of Social Sciences and Law
- UCD 2023 Research Impact Competition
- Experts join forces to address the great challenges facing democracy
- Five projects under the IRC New Foundations Scheme awarded to College researchers
- Final engagement of College Principal at College Council
- UCD Researchers awarded over €4m in ERC grants
- Professor Colin Scott, Principal of UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, appointed as Registrar and Deputy President of UCD
- Dr Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila Receives CEU’s 2023 European Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Dr Shane Bergin Receives Leonardo Da Vinci Award
- Advancing and Transforming Society Through Digital Technologies Research Showcase
- QS World University Rankings 2023
- 2023 NovaUCD Consultancy of the Year Award
- Inspiring Research Leaders in College of Social Sciences and Law
- Professor Aisling Swaine awarded €2M in European Research Council Funding for Gender Studies Project
- Irish project to create ‘edible urban green infrastructure’ launches in Mozambique
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Working in the Tech Industry – Using Data Science for Social Insights College Event
Pictured at the event: Dr David Anzola (School of Sociology), Artem Dubinich (Google), Lucia Niño Kehoe (Google), Dr Stefan Muller (School of Politics & International Relations), David Quinn (Google), Professor Ben Elsner (School of Economics).
Four schools within UCD College of Social Sciences and Law (School of Economics, School of Politics and International Relations, School of Information & Communication Studies and the School of Sociology) jointly hosted an event entitled "Working in the Tech Industry – Using Data Science for Social Insights" on the 6th February in UCD Village Auditorium. This industry event was aimed at current Masters students and final-year undergraduate students as these four schools all currently offer Graduate programmes that combine social science and data science.
As the tech industry offers exciting opportunities for social scientists, three industry leaders from Google were invited to talk about how Google uses insights from social sciences for innovation and to give advice on careers in the tech industry. The three speakers from Google worked in a variety of roles within the organisation and all had a background in social sciences or were UCD graduates: Lucia Niño Kehoe (UX Research Lead at Google's Product Organization), David Quinn (Senior Technical Program Manager, Google Maps) and Artem Dubinich (Senior Data Analyst, Google Search Trust & Safety). They spoke about the importance of insights from the social sciences for innovation. The data that lies at the core of most products results directly from social interactions. Thus, to build innovative products that serve millions of people, knowledge about social processes is key. The speakers also shared advice about career paths in the tech industry and the skills that are required to thrive in the industry. Tech companies want to attract employees from diverse backgrounds. Most work is done in interdisciplinary teams, which means that teamwork and problem-solving skills are as important as technical skills.