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Meet your Chicago team.

Nathan Vermeiren

Program Manager

As Program Manager in Chicago, Nathan conducts the Metis 'L' train so to speak — overseeing the student experience from start to finish. He's here to ensure that each student has a smooth ride, dances but not too close to the edge of the platform and graduates safely.

Ashley Purdy

Career Advisor

Ashley has 5+ years of experience working in employment services in the tech industry. She assists Metis students and graduates with career support and manages relationships with the network of employer partners in Chicago.

David Ziganto

Senior Data Scientist
  • Comes to Metis from HAVI, a world-renowned supply chain and logistics company
  • Developed the machine learning back-end for HAVI’s SaaS product and provided training in Python, algorithms, and Apache Spark
  • Prior, worked at a research lab for the Department of Defense, where he led multiple facets of a big data cybersecurity project
  • Earned Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, having specialized in optimization methods

Seth Weidman

Senior Data Scientist
  • Comes to Metis from Trunk Club, where he built lead scoring models and contributed to recommender systems
  • Transitioned into Data Science from management consulting by taking courses on Coursera and Udacity
  • His own educational experiences made him passionate about alternative education such as MOOCs and bootcamps, which led him first to teach data science part-time for General Assembly and Metis
  • Has Mathematics and Economics degrees from The University of Chicago

Zach Miller

Senior Data Scientist
  • Spent last eight years collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data from particle accelerators all over the United States, putting to use his Ph.D. in nuclear physics
  • Helped pioneer statistical analysis, simulation, and data collection techniques to make measurements from hundreds of terabytes of physics data
  • Worked with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Kentucky Accelerator Lab, and the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • His passion is combining technical and programming skills with the educational chops he developed as a professor in order to create an intuitive, hands-on learning experiences

Alice Zhao

Senior Data Scientist

Alice comes to Metis from, where she started as the company's first data scientist, supporting multiple functions from Marketing to Technology. During that time, she also co-founded a data science education startup, Best Fit Analytics Workshop, teaching weekend courses to professionals at 1871 in Chicago. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and loves using data to tell fun and compelling stories.

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Apr 9 to Jun 29
M-F, 9:30am to 6pm  - Full Time
Jul 2 to Sep 21
M-F, 9:30am to 6pm  - Full Time
Sep 24 to Dec 14
M-F, 9:30am to 6pm  - Full Time

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