Jennifer Shin is a world-renowned data scientist, entrepreneur, and thought leader. She is the Founder of 8 Path Solutions, a data science, analytics, and technology company based in New York City.
Jennifer’s data science career spans a wide variety of disciplines, from planetary sciences to epidemiology. In 2021, she served as a subject matter expert at NASA as a member of the Planetary Data Ecosystem (PDE) Independent Review Board (IRB). She is also a reviewer of predictive models for the United Nations and a member of the UN Global Network of Chief Data Officers & Statisticians.
Prior to this, Jennifer has successfully implemented complex, large scale, multimillion dollar projects and developed data products, services, and technologies at Fortune 500 companies. As the inaugural product director for AdSmart Context at NBCUniversal, she transformed a concept into a new proprietary machine-learning AI technology platform, which became a monetized commercial success in the first year and received significant coverage by the press and media outlets.
Jennifer's expertise in data science, technology and business has been recognized by industry leaders, including IBM, MongoDB, and the South Korean government. Prior to joining the Sy Syms School of Business, Jennifer taught at Columbia University, New York University, University of California, Berkeley, and City University of New York. She received her undergraduate degrees in economics, mathematics and creative writing, and her graduate degree in statistics from Columbia University.
Outside of work, Jennifer also creates and consults on courses for LinkedIn Learning. She serves on several advisory boards and committees, including for the Grace Hopper Conference and the City University of New York.