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Describe the metrics one would use to evaluate a binary classifier.

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Precision, Recall, F-score, Accuracy, ROC

Through questions like this, interviewers are mostly trying to test your skillset (and its relevance to the role) as robustly as possible, so be prepared for multiple offshoots and followups. It could be a useful exercise to do mocks with friends or colleagues in Bumble to get a real sense of what the interview is actually like. Alternatively Prepfully has a ton of Bumble Senior Data Scientist experts who provide mock interviews for a pretty reasonable amount. prepfully.com/practice-interviews

Why don't you have a Ph.D.

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HackerRank: There are three questions. 1. searching and sorting; 2. interpolation; 3. extrapolation.

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If an issue arises in the lab, by your own fault or others, what would you do?

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10 mins presentation about my skills and experience

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Can you give an example of when using the accuracy of a model would be a poor descriptor of that model?

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Talk me through your CV

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What are your career goals Why do you want to work in research

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Prepare a presentation about a possible data science project for their company.

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If I would follow the law? (I was not even aware they could ask me this question which makes me think they brake the law now and they needed to hire a complacent person who would ignore this)

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