Data Science Industry Fellowship
July 19 - August 27, 2021
Emerging Data Scientists helping support local businesses
Cybera is providing support for small-to-medium sized businesses and startups who are looking to adopt data science and machine learning practices, by pairing them with emerging data scientists who are looking for in-the-field experience.
How does it work?
Over the coarse of six weeks Cybera will pair an organization with 3-4 emerging data scientists. The early-career data scientists will work with mentors, from Cybera, who will fine tune their skills and assist them in providing a company with a data product prototype. This will provide the data scientists with an opportunity to tackle a real-world problem, while de-risking the early concept of the industry partner.
The Fellows will work directly with individuals skilled in data science who will work as mentors. Fellow will also have access to resources including professional development and networking opportunity.
There is no financial cost for companies to participate, however there is an expectation that an individual from participating organization to act as industry subject matter expert.
Applications close on June 30, 2021.
Participation & Eligibility
Data Science Fellow Eligibility
- Post-doctoral fellows looking to enter the data science industry
- Individuals looking to re-skill or up-skill
- Graduate students looking for industry experience
- Possess strong foundations in data science & programming
- Are looking for industry experience
Industry Partner Eligibility
- Startups or entrepreneurs
- Small to medium-sized companies looking to start their first data science project
- Are based in Alberta
- Are facing a data science challenge
- Are lacking in-house data science capacity
Data Science Company Example: PainWorth
PainWorth is a Edmonton-based start-up that helps plaintiffs save money by automating injury settlements and predicting court case outcomes for “pain and suffering” (general damages). Through the fellowship program, Cybera helped PainWorth use machine learning techniques to identify more relevant cases, reduce noise from case searches, and cluster common injuries (e.g. whiplash, back pain, trouble sleeping after a vehicle collision). Following the fellowship Painworth entered into beta testing, was featured in Startup Edmontons 2020 Launch Party and acquired California legal-tech startup ProSe Claims as they look to enter the US market.
Story about the Data Science for Albertans Fellowship