Profiles of Women Working In STEM

Julia Silge

Data Scientist

Dr. Julia Silge is a data scientist at Stack Overflow, with a Ph.D. in astrophysics and an abiding love for Jane Austen. Julia has had a wide-ranging technical career, starting in academia where she researched galaxies and taught undergraduate students. She worked for several years in education technology, and then transitioned to data science where she applies her technical skills as a data scientist working for the largest, most trusted online community for developers. She is the author of Text Mining with R, with her coauthor David Robinson. Julia enjoys making beautiful charts, programming for statistical analysis, text mining, and communicating about technical topics with diverse audiences.

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