January 11, 2013 10:01 PM Subscribe
I have a pretty powerful, patented, implementation of machine learning software (genetic programming) and left my company a few months back. I have some time and have been looking at possible jobs at various companies. However, many of them seem trivial to boring, in part because I want to do something more meaningful then analyzing social media data or ad data or (ugh!) financial data.
So the question is: What should I do?
posted by BillW to Work & Money (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
A little background: 1. I'm mid-50s and have a good resume, having done some pretty interesting things and been fairly successful but there's nothing in my resume that is like "WOW!"; 2. I am an expert in the use of genetic programming and know a lot about biologically inspired software and a fair amount about machine learning; 3. For various business reasons, working in Internet infrastructure and bioinformatics is not advisable.
Some ideas I have kicked around include working on climate change models/data analysis, alternate energy/smart grid, or more generally, material science. I know a little bit about all of these areas, but not much, however I have a long history of picking up information fairly quickly and finding useful new ways of looking at data or solving problems.
Any ideas for specific problems where a different approach/data analysis might be worth a try? Any specific companies I might approach?