About

Isabella Deutsch, M.Sc B.Sc
from Vienna, Austria — currently living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Strategic Data Scientist
PhD Student in Statistics, University of Edinburgh
Co-Founder of the Piscopia Initiative (2019/20)
Student Trustee and Director at the Edinburgh University Students’ Association

Education

  • from Sep 2019: PhD Statistics / University of Edinburgh (School of Mathematics)
    see “Academic” page for detail
  • Jan 22 – Jun 22: Enrichment Scheme Student / Alan Turing Institute
  • Oct 2018 – Sept 2019: M.Sc Statistical Science / University of Oxford (Department of Statistics & St Peter’s College)
  • Oct 2015 – Jun 2018: B.Sc Statistics / University of Vienna (Faculty of Business Administration)

Work Experience

  • Sep 22 – Dec 22: Strategic Data Science Intern / Concept Ventures (Venture Capital Fund)
  • since Sep 2019: Doctoral Researcher / University of Edinburgh (School of Mathematics)
  • Jan 20 – Dec 21: Tutor/ University of Edinburgh (School of Mathematics)
    for various courses
    see “Academic” page for detail
  • Sep 2017 – Aug 2018: Junior CRM Marketing Manager / Wüstenrot Group (Innovation and Data Science)
  • 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 / PICUS GmbH (Marketing Agency)
  • Jan 2015 – Jun 2016: Social Media Analyst / META Communication International (Media Monitoring Agency)
  • Sep 2013 – Aug 2014: European Volunteering Service / Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin (NGO)

Volunteer Work

  • Feb 22 – May 22: Teaching Assistant / Bayesian Data Analysis for Global South and underrepresented groups
  • Mar 21: Mentor and Consultant / Hackathon, DataFest 2021, Edinburgh
  • since Feb 21: Director and Student Trustee / Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA)
    Trustee and non-executive director on the board of EUSA, which represents over 40,000 students, has an annual income of over £8 million, and employs around 100 salaried staff.
  • Sep 20 – Aug 21: PhD Student Representative / School of Mathematics, Edinburgh
  • Dec 19 – Aug 20: Student Representative / APTS Advisory Committee
  • Sep 19 – Sep 20: Co-Founder / The Piscopia Initiative (www.piscopia.co.uk)
    Encouraging women and non-binary students to apply for PhDs in mathematics. Work included organising events across Scotland, securing funding, coordinating participants, liaising with stakeholders, and hosting a five day virtual conference.
  • Sep 19 – Aug 20: First Year PhD Student Representative / School of Mathematics, Edinburgh
  • Oct 18 – Aug 19: Charity Representative / MCR St Peter’s College, Oxford
  • Oct 18 – Aug 19: Student Representative, Maths Ambassador, Member of the Teaching Committee and the Graduate Liaison Group / Department of Statistics, Oxford
  • Oct 15: Head of Organisation / Exhibition “Anne Frank. A history for today.”, Vienna
  • May 15: Press Centre Volunteer / Eurovision Song Contest, Vienna

Awards

  • 1st prize Industrial Statistics Awards / International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2022)
  • Best Presentation Award / Bayesian Young Statisticians Meeting (2022)
  • Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 1 / Higher Education Academy (2021) Austrian Youth Prize (2016)
  • Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 1 leading to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2021)
  • Recipient of the Austrian Youth Prize with the Anne Frank Exhibition (2016)

Grants

  • Early Researcher Grant / London Mathematical Society (2022)
  • Junior Researcher Grant / International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2022)
  • Enrichment Scheme Stipend / Alan Turing Institute (2022)
  • TOP Merit Scholarship / County of Lower Austria (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence / University of Vienna (2017, 2018, 2019)

Honours

  • Memberships: “Talente Österreich” (Student Accelerator), Mensa (IQ)
  • Admission to the Austria to Austin Start Up Program by the US Embassy (2016)

Languages

  • German (Native)
  • English (Fluent; IELTS: 8.5)
  • Italian (Intermediate)
  • French (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Basic)

Programming

  • R (Advanced)
  • Python (Intermediate)
  • SAS (Basic)
  • SQL (Basic)
  • STATA (Basic)
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