From the Viterbi Magazine: New York Times Data Scientist Turned USC Computer Science Student

| June 9, 2021

From data scientist at the New York Times to computer science Ph.D. at USC, Alexander Spangher is developing tools that help reporters do their jobs — and find the truth.

Most of us muddle along in the early days of our career, but not Alexander Spangher. Now a computer science Ph.D. student at USC Viterbi, he landed his first job out of college six years ago, as a data scientist at the New York Times. Spangher had no experience, but went into the media powerhouse armed with passion, chutzpah and a hunger to learn.

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