Kevin De Angeli
While 90 million people are playing Call of Duty each month, Kevin De Angeli is using the skills he learned through Bredesen Center’s Data Science & Engineering PhD program to examine how social behavior drives their engagement in the game.
De Angeli said he uses the concepts, problem-solving, independent learning and communications skills he learned in the DSE PhD program on a daily basis in his work as a data scientist on the Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning team at Activision. Activision is a worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment that includes Call of Duty, Crash, Spryro, Guitar Hero and many more.
“The concepts I learned through my PhD classes frequently surface in my work at Activision,” De Angeli said, “Bredesen Center’s Data Science & Engineering program honed my problem-solving skills and fostered a strong sense of independent learning, both of which are invaluable in my daily tasks.”
De Angeli was a graduate research assistant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for three and a half years, while completing his PhD through the Bredesen Center.
“The skills I developed while presenting results to my advisor at ORNL have greatly benefited me in effectively communicating with stakeholders at Activision,” De Angeli said.