WISE seminar with Lisa Falco
WISE has invited Lisa Falco to give a talk about her journey in life, academia and industry. Lisa is now Lead Consultant for AI & Data at Zühlke Group in Zurich, Switzerland.
An accidental career in AI and MedTech
Lisa will talk about how seemingly random choices can turn into a career, how switching jobs is giving yourself a promotion, and how always putting your private life first might slow down the pace but does in no way kill your chances of an exciting work life.
After graduating from Engineering Physics at Chalmers in 2001, Lisa moved to Switzerland to do a PhD at the EPFL. Or rather, she moved there because she loved skiing, and then got offered a PhD position to find new ways of analysing brain images. As she fell in love with a Swiss snowboarder, moving back home to Sweden became impossible, so she had to pursue a career closer to the alps. She then started working as a data scientist in various small startups within the MedTech space. In 2015 she became Head of Data Science at Ava Women, a startup using wearables to track fertility and help women get pregnant faster. The company became very hyped in Switzerland and got elected “Best Swiss Startup” three years in a row. During the time at Ava, Lisa grew passionate about the topic of women’s health and in 2019 she quit Ava to write a book about the astonishing science of the female body. She now works as a consultant for AI & Data in Health.
When? 12:00-13:00 on September 28, 2021
Where? On Zoom, link will be provided in the booking information.
Please register to get the link before the seminar, and don't forget to cancel your registration if you can't attend.
The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in female role models within academia - especially from Chalmers, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Borås University, and MedTech West.
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