FutureLearn Data Scientist Honoured at Future Stars of Tech Awards

FutureLearn, Europe’s leading online social learning platform, is celebrating the success of their very own Anneline Huck, after the tech trailblazer scooped a Future Stars of Tech Award in the Data Scientist category at a ceremony hosted in The Brewery, London, on the 27th of June. 

The Future Stars of Tech Awards celebrate top female career climbers in the technology industry and spotlights women working in various tech-focused fields, from data science, to cyber security and automation. 

By boosting the visibility of female talent in the first eight years of their career, the awards hope to inspire young women to consider a career in tech.

Having made a shortlist of eight in the Data Scientist category, Huck triumphed over considerable competition from Data Scientists at Facebook and IBM among others.

Huck joined FutureLearn making the switch from a career in Clinical Linguistics and a PhD in Neurolinguistics. Alongside promoting the discipline of data science and the value of a data-driven mindset, Huck’s work at FutureLearn has yielded meaningful and impactful results for the company through projects including cohort analysis, time series modelling to explore seasonality, and statistical modelling of the relationship between learning and purchasing behaviour.

Outside of work, Line attends meet-ups such as Tech for Good, PyData, Rladies and Data Science for Social Good, and represents women in data science in the London and Berlin tech communities.

Speaking after the event, Kathryn Skelton, Chief Strategy Officer at FutureLearn, said: “We are delighted that Anneline’s brilliant work at FutureLearn is being recognised. During her two years at the company, Anneline has co-developed a series of data sessions for non-expert staff, offered key data insights into purchase conversion rates and lifetime learner value, and implemented predictive behaviour models to maximise course success. We are proud, not only to have a data scientist of Anneline’s calibre, but to support a strong young woman in this discipline who can so ably act as a role model for others.”