Unser Team – Aswathy Velutharambath, Data Scientist

Aswathy Velutharambath, Data Scientist und Software Engineer bei 100 Worte

Nachdem wir in unseren ersten Team Interviews unsere Mitgründer, Daniel und Simon, vorgestellt haben, folgte das Interview unserer Chief Sales Officer, Larissa. Nun möchten wir ein weiteres 100 Worte Mitglied und Teil der R&D Abteilung vorstellen.

Aswathy ist Data Scientist bei 100 Worte. Bevor wir mit ihrem Team Interview starten, möchten wir klären, was die Aufgaben eines Data Scientist überhaupt sind.

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Was sind die Aufgaben eines Data Scientist?

Die Aufgaben eines Data Scientist bestehen darin, Daten systematisch auszuwerten und Wissen zu extrahieren. Dieses Wissen dient der Unterstützung der Unternehmensführung beim Treffen strategischer Entscheidungen. Um die Aufgaben des Data Scientist zu erfüllen, braucht dieser oder diese Wissen in verschiedensten Bereichen wie beispielsweise der Informationstechnik und der Mathematik.

Was genau die Aufgaben von Aswathy als Data Scientist bei 100 Worte sind, wie sie zu uns gekommen ist, was sie vor 100 Worte gemacht hat und vieles mehr- das beantwortet sie in ihrem Team Interview.

Aswathy kommt ursprünglich aus Indien (auf dem Bild ist ihr Zuhause in Indien zu sehen). Jedoch besucht sie regelmäßig Deutsch Kurse und kann auch sehr gut Deutsch sprechen. Trotzdem fühlt sie sich in der Sprache Englisch sicherer, weswegen ihr Interview auf Englisch ist. Und um Sinnentfremdungen aufgrund Feinheiten in der Übersetzung entgegenzuwirken, haben wir uns entschieden, das Original Interview zu posten. Enjoy!

Aswathy Velutharambath, Data Scientist und Software Engineer bei 100 Worte

1. What is your name, when is your birthday and which position do you have at 100 Worte?

“My name is Aswathy Velutharambath and I was born on the 10th of November in 1987. At 100 Worte, I work as Data Scientist-cum-Software Engineer in the R & D department.”

2. What have you done before joining 100 Worte as a Data Scientist?

“Before coming to Germany, I did my bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering and mostly worked as Software Tester for around 5 years, in India. Additionally, my experiences include working as a teacher and as a junior scientist in the field of Robotics, only for short periods of time. In 2015 I started my master in Computational Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart and during my studies I got the opportunity to do an internship with 100 Worte and later join the company.”

3. How did you first hear about 100 Worte and how did you join?

“I first heard about 100 Worte through a virtual job fair. Since my master thesis was in psycholinguistics, I was really curious about the work done by 100 Worte. So, I expressed my interest to do an internship, joined initially as an intern and later got hired.”

Aswathy’s tasks as Data Scientist

4. What are you tasks at 100 Worte?

“As mentioned earlier, I work as a Data Scientist in the R&D department. At the R&D department, we work towards continuously improving our text analysis and also introducing new products. Broadly, my job is to research on different Natural Language Processing (NLP) approaches, tools, libraries etc. and implement them to facilitate better product performance. Also, to identify the problem areas in our products and present innovative solutions to tackle them.”

5. What do you like the most about your tasks at 100 Worte?

“Most of the tasks assigned to me are really interesting for me personally. Also, you have complete autonomy on how to handle your task. I really appreciate and enjoy the freedom that is allowed in my work. In my opinion, when you are given that freedom, you tend to put in the best effort.”

6. What do you like the most about 100 Worte as a company?

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“The team, a bunch of like-minded individuals working towards a common goal, that is what I like most about the company. The work atmosphere here is very positive and encouraging.”

7. Do you have any tips for someone who considers joining a Start-Up?

“This is the second start-up that I am working with. In my opinion, working in small companies comes with its challenges and benefits. Not all processes are in place and well defined like in a corporate setting. The company will be continuously growing and improving, so you have to be adaptable and flexible.   My tip would be, if given an opportunity to join a start-up, take it. You will learn a lot and it is lot more fun than big companies.”

8. What do you like to do in your spare time?

“A consistent hobby of mine would be reading, mostly literary fiction. I also like to do handicrafts, so I am always making something. My handicraft hobbies are more like seasons, they change very frequently – last year I was obsessed with polymer clay and this year with macrame.”

9. Do you have a life motto you live by?

“I don’t really have one, but „stay positive“ is a motto that has always guided me.”

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