About

Isabella Deutsch, M.Sc B.Sc
from Vienna, Austria
currently living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
PhD Student in Statistics
Co-Founder of the Piscopia Initiative
article for 3 Day Startup (from 2018)

Education
from Sept 2019
: PhD Statistics / University of Edinburgh (School of Mathematics)
focusing on Bayesian Statistics for dependent time series in commercial context
(under the supervision of Dr Gordon Ross)
see “Academic” page for detail
Oct 2018 – Sept 2019: M.Sc Statistical Science / University of Oxford (Department of Statistics & St Peter’s College)
Master thesis: Quantifying Uncertainty in Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches to Meta-Analyses (under the supervision under Prof. Geoff Nicholls)
Graduated with distinction
Oct 2015 – Jun 2018: B.Sc Statistics / University of Vienna (Faculty of Business Administration)
Bachelor thesis: Creating meaningful statistical graphics with ggplot2 about PISA 2015
Graduated with distinction and an average of 1.39 (GPA equivalent: 3.61)

Work Experience
from Jan 2020: Tutor for the School of Mathematics for various courses, see “Academic” page for detail
Sep 2017 – Aug 2018: Junior CRM Marketing Manager at Wüstenrot Group (Innovation and Data Science)
Analyses and visualisation with R and Excel, project management
Jan 2017 – Dec 2017: Founding my own Start Up: Hybrid 100
Preparation courses for the psychology entrance exam for the Maths and English part
Nov 2016 – Aug 2017: Sales- and Marketing Assistant at PICUS GmbH
First contact with customers, data analyses, designing newsletters and presentations
Jan 2015 – Jun 2016: Social Media Analyst at META Communication International
Composing reports and analyses, detailed social media observations and research
Sep 2013 – Aug 2014: European Volunteering Service (EVS) at Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin
Museum pedagogical work with historical topics, holding seminars all through Germany

Languages
German (Native), English (Near-Native; IELTS: 8.5), Italian (Intermediate), French (Intermediate), Spanish (Basic)

Programming
R (Advanced), SQL (Basic), Python (Basic), SAS (Basic), STATA (Basic)

Honours and Awards
TOP Merit scholarship “Abroad” from the county of Lower Austria (2019)
TOP Merit scholarship from the county of Lower Austria (2018)
Merit-based scholarship from the University of Vienna (2016, 2017, 2018)
Recipient of the Austrian Youth Prize with the Anne Frank Exhibition (2016)
Memberships: “Talente Österreich” (Student Accelerator), Mensa (IQ)
Participation in the Austria to Austin Start Up Program by the US Embassy (2016)

Volunteer Work
Co-Founder of the Piscopia Initiative for more female Maths PhDs in Scotland
First Year PhD Student Representative in the School of Mathematics (2019/20)
Charity Representative to the MCR Committee St Peter’s College Oxford (2018/19)
Student Representative and Member of the Teaching Committee at the Department of Statistics Oxford (2018/19)
Exhibition Head of organisation for the exhibition “Anne Frank. A history for today.” (2015)
Volunteer at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in the press centre (2015)

Public Speaking
Nerd Nite Talk in Austin, Texas “The Perception of Randomness and Order in Math and in Life”: Video (2017)
Moderation of Vienna’s Speech Contest –  Qualifiers (2017 & 2018)
Moderation of Vienna’s Speech Contest – Final (2015)
Multiple Poetry Slams in Vienna (2012 & 2013)
Participation in the German Poetry Slam Championship U20 in Kiel (2013)
1st place in Vienna’s Speech Contest – category “Spontanrede” (2013)
2nd place in the Italian Language Competition in Vienna (2013)
1st place in Vienna’s Speech Contest – category “Neues Sprachrohr” (2012)

Attended Conference
RAIL Conference: AI Frontiers, Oxford (2019)
Compassion in Politics, Oxford (2018)
We Are Developers, Vienna (2018)
4Gamechangers, Vienna (2018)
#Idee2018, Vienna (2018)

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