In this talk, Prafulla Dawadi from IBM will talk about exciting opportunities and career paths for data scientists. He will discuss different skillsets that a data scientist can develop and learn to become successful. Based on his own personal experience, he will differentiate between conducting academic research and data science for a large scale industrial product at IBM. Finally, he will provide tips to prepare for data scientist interviews questions. Prafulla Dawadi is a Data Scientist working at IBM. He works at IBM Watson Customer Engagement where he develops large scale machine learning algorithms for IBM products related to pricing and merchandising. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Washington State University. This event is open to UCLA graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. BruinCard required at check-in.