ASI Fellowship is a highly selective 8 week programme in data science and data engineering for outstanding PhD graduates and post-doctorates from UK, Europe and US top universities.
Since 2014, we have run eight Fellowships with 120+ alumni who now work as data scientists or data engineers. 5 - 10% of STEM PhD graduates in the UK now apply to the Fellowship.
The programme is completely free for Fellows. Fellows receive specialist technical skills and soft skills training, whilst undertaking real industry projects with partner companies. Fellows are better prepared for technical roles in industry whilst partner companies benefit from risk-free cutting-edge data innovation and bette...Read more
ASI Fellowship is a highly selective 8 week programme in data science and data engineering for outstanding PhD graduates and post-doctorates from UK, Europe and US top universities. Since 2014, we ...Read more
|Subjects||Algorithms, Business, Data Science, Hadoop, Machine Learning, Python, SQL|
|Start Date||January 15, 2018|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||37 hours in class/wk|
This program, designed to help PhD students and postdocs get data science or data engineering jobs in London, is fantastic. The program is coordinated by a data science consultancy company, the ASI. Since the overwhelming majority of employees of the company have PhDs themselves, they understand the transition process from both sides, and know how to explain things in a way that academics understand!
Week 1: Companies from across London come in to network with students and present their projects
Weeks 2-7: Your time is split between training courses at the ASI, and working on your project at the company office
Week 8: You present your work in front of all of the companies involved with the program
Most students were offered a position with their project compan...Read more
I took part in the first fellowship run by ASI Data Science. It was really worthwhile.
Each batch is only 15-20 fellows, which makes the program very selective. The fellows are encouraged to learn together and share skill, which makes for a really cooperative atmosphere. There is a bit of teaching, but the main part of the program is a six week project. The project involves solving a real data science or data engineering problem for one of the program's partner companies. I spent three days a week working at the partner company's office during the project. This gave me an idea of how a workplace functions, as well as the chance to really integrate into the company's data science team. Ultimately, it lead to the company offering me a job at the end of the project.
If you are curre...Read more
The term "bridging the gap between X and Y" is certainly an overused one but the ASI fellowship did exactly this for me. Coming out of a PhD in statistical physics, I was constantly being told I would "have no problem finding a great job" but I found that the interview process, especially within the relatively new field that is data science, was in no way gauging the skills I had developed in my PhD or my ability to develop into a great data scientist but rather just testing my knowledge of various fairly rudimentary technologies (of which I had no knowledge because they are not commonly used in academia/physics).
8 weeks later and I was confidently presenting an actual data science project I had completed with a FTSE100 company in which I had demonstrated my ability to generate rea...Read more