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Carolyn Phillips

Data Scientist, Capital One

Chicago

Dr. Carolyn L. Phillips is a Data Scientist at Capital One, part of a technology team building a next generation customer matching platform that is designed to operate for millions of customers. Previously she was a Lead Data Scientist at a startup using machine learning to detect fraudulent and manipulative behaviors in the financial markets, a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, and a Fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Phillips’ research has focused on designing algorithmic solutions to find patterns in complex systems. Her research has covered topics from liquid crystals to superconductors, from nanoparticle clusters to quasicrystals, and from machine learning to study self-assembling crystals to algorithms for solving the mathematical filling problem.

She received a BS in Mathematics from MIT, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a MSME in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate Program. She received a PhD from the University of Michigan in Applied Physics and Scientific Computing as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. She then joined Argonne National Laboratory as the Aneesur Rahman Postdoctoral Fellow with a joint appointment in the Computational Institute at the University of Chicago.

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