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Harnessing Algorithms for Healthier Hearts: The Booz Allen/Kaggle Data Science Bowl

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“The passion and technical expertise of the global data science community that is harnessed by the Data Science Bowl is extraordinary. They have been able to push the boundaries of what’s possible in this extremely complex and important challenge.”

-Josh Sullivan, Booz Allen Hamilton senior vice president and artificial intelligence lead

Booz Allen’s Lu Sevier: A Global Path to Data Science

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Growing up, Lu Sevier saw herself as a scientist in a lab coat, not the data science professional she is today at Booz Allen.

“I didn’t really know any female technologists or computer scientists when I started college,” Sevier said. “I thought you had to be a math expert to do computer science.”

Career inspiration in the Philippines

Booz Allen, Kaggle, PBS KIDS Team Up for 2019 Data Science Bowl

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More than 850 teams of data scientists, technologists, and other experts from around the world are hard at work applying their skills to uncover new insights and support learning outcomes in the 2019 Data Science Bowl

Making Tech More Diverse: Booz Allen Named 24 Women of Color STEM Awardees

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Representing data science, health informatics, systems engineering, and more, two dozen Booz Allen employees have been named Women of Color STEM Technology All-Stars and Rising Stars. They join more than 250 Booz Allen employees who have received this honor since 2004.

Presented at the annual Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit this October, the awards recognize women of color in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math who create, innovate, and inspire.

Booz Allen and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Using AI to Support Military Caregivers

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Because military and veteran caregivers often work quietly and anonymously to help their family members, they can be hard to identify and support—that’s why the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) refers to them as “hidden heroes.” A new tool, developed by Booz Allen and EDF, aims to change this picture.

How Inclusivity and Data Science Brought Steven Roush to Booz Allen

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GLOBE, which celebrates its anniversary this October, has been Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employee business resource group for 20 years. For Lead Data Scientist Steven Roush, Booz Allen’s commitment to diversity and inclusion was a big reason he selected the firm for the next step in his professional journey.

Booz Allen’s Jamila Holt Shares Her Data Science Journey and Career Advice

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Helping people gain knowledge has been a running theme through data scientist, Jamila Holt’s, career. She started her professional journey as an educator over 13 years ago in Texas and finished as a Teacher Leader in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Jamila recalls a time she co-led a project on brain-based learning that explored how students learn differently. She instructed teachers on how to use these techniques and incorporate them into their practice. “I was very happy to see these educators excited to implement what they learned,” she said.

Booz Allen’s Haejin Hwang: Finding Opportunity in Math, Data Science, and Social Impact

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School—a state-wide algebra exam, to be exact—set Haejin Hwang on the path to a career in data science at Booz Allen. 

She didn’t expect to do well on the test. But after spending hours preparing, she earned a perfect score—and learned a valuable lesson.

“This experience helped me gain confidence in my abilities,” Hwang said.

Pursuing data science—and becoming a leader

Booz Allen’s Sarah Olsen Shares Her Cyber Journey and Career Advice

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Sarah Olsen installed her first security patch as a teenager, responding to a remote buffer overflow attack—known as a “nuke”—in the early days of the internet. Today she leads risk assessments for cyber-physical systems in a variety of domains at Booz Allen.

Olsen shares highlights from her career journey—and advice for others who have a passion for cyber.

A career that evolved with the internet

Data Science to Improve Foresight and Decision Making in the Humanitarian Sector

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This post was written by guest blogger Alexa Schmidt, Senior Technology for Impact Program Manager, Mercy Corps.

The organization I work for—Mercy Corps—strives to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression through economic development and emergency relief programs around the world. This work has always been challenging.

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