Omer’s 1-Year Adeptiversary
A year ago from today, Omer joined the AdeptID team as a Data Scientist! To commemorate, we learned more about him:
How did you find your way to AdeptID?
Brian DeAngelis (AdeptID’s co-founder and chief data scientist) and I did our PhD research in computation neuroscience together under the mentorship of Damon Clark at Yale University. I had a great time working with Brian and always had great respect for his ability to clearly think through research problems. I followed the founding of AdeptID with great interest and was excited about the mission from the beginning. When Brian reached out in October to say that they had secured funding to hire more data scientists, I jumped at the opportunity to work with Brian again.
In what ways do you feel your work contributes to the AdeptID mission?
AdeptID’s mission is to get more people into better jobs faster. More people means not just a larger number, but a more diverse set of individuals that may not have gotten an opportunity to break into new fields before. Part of my job is to make sure that our algorithms can learn from data on how people move through the economy without reproducing the biases that are inherent to today’s hiring process.
What is your favorite moment from your time at AdeptID?
Some of my favorite moments at AdeptID have been our company off-sites. They are a chance to hang out and get to know everyone on the team in a more informal setting, as well as an opportunity to take stock of where we’ve been as a company and where we’re going in the future.
What are some of your favorite pictures from traveling?
Here are a few from Italy (town), Cambodia (monkey), Japan (gate), and Argentina (mountain):
What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
That’s a tough question! I’m not sure I have an all-time favorite, but one of my favorite movies in recent years came out right around when I joined AdeptID: the 2021 Denis Villeneuve adaptation of Dune. Villeneuve is amazing at world building and visual storytelling, and I thought he did a fantastic job at capturing the feelings of the original book while also updating it for modern audiences.