Alumni case study: Matthew Gibb

Alumni case study: Matthew Gibb
Current student
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In what way was your DPhil important to your employer?

Technical skills, mathematics of finance, software engineering of building our internal and customer-facing products, data science/machine learning of credit prediction, credibility when raising debt and equity financing.

In what ways have the skills and knowledge from your DPhil been useful in your current role?

Technical skills, mathematics of finance, software engineering of building our internal and customer-facing products, data science/machine learning of credit prediction, credibility when raising debt and equity financing.

What do you think has been of most value to you in undertaking a DPhil at Oxford?

Deep technical skills in mathematics, data science, computer science/software engineering

How do you think you benefited from being part of a cohort?

It was absolutely awesome. I and many others would have sunk without it. We all inherited such a wide and deep pool of expertise, creativity and support from each other, the academic team and from other cohorts, which widened everybody's options and made our path to success more robust to difficulties. Huge win, grateful to be part of it and I would recommend it to anybody!

What would you say to someone who was considering doing a DPhil at the DTC?

Do it now! Don’t wait!

Do you have any fond memories about the DTC to share?

My fondest are of the friends I made in the cohort:

  • Having them lend a hand when I didn’t know what an SSH key was or why Matlab would explode with red Java memory exceptions for some reason, and being able to lend a hand with a bit of maths they were stumped on.

  • Going to the Royal Oak and lamenting that our simulations were wrong or would crash.

  • Establishing scientifically after 2 days of wetlab work that Jem Pearson and I were the only pair in the cohort not to have any DNA at all.

Cohort
Systems Biology
Job title
CEO/Founder
Company
LendLayer Inc.