Samantha Schumacher (Target)

March 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Math club will meet this Thursday (March 9) at 5PM in Keller 303. There will be free pizza and soda. If you wish to attend, please RSVP at the discord group (contact Prof. Lodha for the link)..

The speaker is Dr. Samantha Schumacher who is a Mathematician at Target.

Title: Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence for Product Availability at Target

Abstract: In this casual talk, we’ll talk about my semi-bizarre mathematical background and the non-linear path that got me into Supply Chain at Target. I will share how a direct application of ML and AI on my team is leading to extraordinary outcomes for Target’s Product Availability. I also want to offer some resume & application advice for those interested in a mathematical career in industry, particularly in retail. Because the direct path looks great on paper, but sometimes the meandering path can provide critical skills for future success.