Christine Chai
Christine Chai is a software engineer at Microsoft, but her work is similar to a data scientist’s. She implements open-source algorithms for retail sales forecasting as a team, and she also conducts statistical testing to compare the results with existing commercial forecasting tools. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2019, Christine completed a PhD in statistical science in 2017 and worked at the U.S. Census Bureau after graduation. Then she moved to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where her team developed a model to predict which commercial loans would be at risk of default.