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Mani Awasthi

Mani Awasthi

Mani is an aspiring data scientist with a background of three years of professional experience in business intelligence and data-analytics. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in chemistry from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in 2013.

Shortly after graduation, she joined a global management-consulting firm ZS Associates as a business technology analyst.  At ZS, she developed and deployed the business intelligence solutions (data modeling, ETL and reporting) for Fortune 500 clients in the European healthcare industry. She also worked at Facebook for over a year as a business specialist with the Global Shared Services team, where she helped seven Fortune 100 global accounts optimize their ad campaign and increase advertising ROI. She did so by applying prescriptive and descriptive analytics, and developing scaled pre and post-sales reporting solutions.

Mani aspires to remain at the forefront of the data and analytics revolution as a more versatile and data-driven business leader. As such, she is pursuing her master’s degree in business analytics and information management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in order to develop her skill sets in the domains of predictive analytics, machine learning, big data technologies, data mining, optimization and business fundamentals. Going forward, she would like to apply her training in statistics and business analytics to help organizations solve challenging business problems through the application of data-driven solutions.