Join Thinknum and Insight Data Science for a webinar on "employee sentiment data"

4 months ago by James Mattone in Features

Over the last decade, the wealth of data created by employees reviewing their employers on public platforms, such as Glassdoor, has allowed for unprecedented insight into the inner workings of thousands of companies.

On October 18, at 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT, Katya Chupryna, Thinknum's Chief Strategy Officer, will moderate a panel featuring Donald Lee-Brown, Program Director and Data Scientist at Insight Data Science, and three Insight Data Science Fellows who used Thinknum's Glassdoor Reviews database to create new and innovative platforms. The panel will also discuss how employee sentiment data be used to derive insights for individuals, companies and investors.


October 18, 2018. 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT


Sign up here. The whole webinar will only be 30 minutes, so take a few minutes, learn a little, and have some fun with us.


  • What is external data? What is employee sentiment data?
  • How can employee sentiment data be used to derive insights for individuals, companies and investors?
  • An overview of the platforms created out of the Glassdoor Review database by Insight Data Fellows. They are:
    • xPea Share, a job recommendation system with suggestions tailored to each user’s preferred balance between company experience and job title. This platform was created by Derek Jung.
    • Company Snapshot, a natural language classifier and sentiment analyzer to help job seekers condense millions of employee reviews on Glassdoor and make personalized career choices. This platform was created by Yangxia Li
    • InvestInMe, a natural language processing app that helps investors shape an investment strategy consistent with their social values. This platform was created by John Phillips.

Meet the Panel

Donald Lee-Brown — Program Director and Research Scientist, Insight Data Science

Donald Lee-Brown is a data scientist and Program Director at Insight Data Science (, an education startup that helps scientists and engineers transition to careers in data science, analytics, and data engineering. Founded in 2012, Insight has over 1,800 alumni working as data scientists and engineers at companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Palantir, Bloomberg, the New York Times, and many others. Donald holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Kansas, where he solved problems in astrophysics using deep learning.

Yanxia Li — Fellow, Insight Data Science

Yanxia Li received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii, where she studied the signal from the first black holes in the universe by measuring fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background. She believes that data is always key and hopes to use data science to change everyday life for the better.

John Phillips — Fellow, Insight Data Science

John Phillips received his PhD from the University of California Irvine and did a postdoc at the University of Minnesota. He studied the evolution of dwarf galaxies, focusing on how they form stars and what happens when they stop forming stars.

Derek Jung — Fellow, Insight Data Science

Derek Jung completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied energy efficient ways to steer and park cars pulling trailers. He focuses his strengths in formulating and solving problems to inform key decisions.

Moderator: Katya Chupryna — Chief Strategy Officer, Thinknum

Katya develops and executes strategies that help institutional investors generate innovative insights grounded in alternative data. Katya is also expanding applications of alternative data for strategic initiatives at corporations. Before Thinknum, Katya was part of a group that launched one of the first quantitative high frequency trading hedge funds in Fixed Income. Katya is a graduate of Princeton University.

James Mattone

James is a recent Boston University graduate who calls the world of esports and video games his home. As a young journalist, he has already covered two E3 expos a...

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