1. How long have you been working at Intellegens and what is your position/role?
I joined Intellegens last Autumn as a Materials Research Scientist. I work on applying machine learning to scientific problems, both supporting Intellegens’ customers and in some of our research and development collaborations. I also produce documentation and videos for our products, including the Alchemite™ Analytics web platform and Alchemite™ Engine API, to help our customers get the most out of the software.
2. What is your favourite part about working at Intellegens?
As someone who graduated last year, the level of responsibility and freedom that I get, being able to participate in genuinely big decisions and projects, is incredible and unlike anything I’d seen from grad schemes or larger companies when I was applying. I’m already leading projects and interacting with key customers which, whilst initially a bit daunting, has been such a boost to the confidence I have in my skills. It’s really helped my personal development, as has learning from and collaborating with the rest of the team on projects – I’m finding that I’m constantly picking up new techniques, strategies and ideas. Advice and support is always at hand, and easy to access because you know everyone else in the company!
3. What is your career/education background?
I did my undergrad and masters in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Materials Science.
4. What is something that you think makes Intellegens stand out from other companies?
The approach I already mentioned, with a focused team and the right balance of ownership and support when working together on customer projects.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work?
I’ve recently got into cooking and I’m trying to eat veggie at the moment so I often spend my evenings making (hopefully) good food with housemates. I’m also a massive fan of badminton, so I play that each week. The weekends are usually filled with a healthy amount of films and TV, or if I’m feeling really productive I like to use any new bits of ML I’ve seen recently on coding side projects.