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The daily grind I have at the tensorforge. Photo by Kenny Luo on Unsplash

So, it took me a bit longer to get back to this than I originally thought, but time flies when you’re having fun. My previous post on transitioning from the academia to industry received a lot more positive feedback than what I had hoped — many people reached out to me afterwards, some to ask questions and some to empathize with the feelings I was discussing. Thus it felt prudent to stay true to my word and provide the second part of this nascent trilogy by telling how it’s going after a few months. In short: working in the industry…


A picture of a huge library shading into a massive industrial factory floor.
A picture of a huge library shading into a massive industrial factory floor.
How the transition from acadmy to industry looks like. Combined from Unsplash images. (This one and this one.) Here and in what follows the term ‘industry’ simply refers to any non-academical company or position.

After spending almost fifteen years of my life in various universities, going from a freshman student to a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics, I finally decided to take a big leap and move from the academical world to the private sector. The process of the transition was not completely simple, so I thought that it would be useful for me to write down some of my experiences. In particular, I aim to tell here the kinds of things that I would have liked to have known beforehand. …

Rami Luisto, PhD

A mathematician trying to make linear algebra think.

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