Nikki Wilkinson

Nikki is a data scientist at Dragonfly – she has a strong interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and statistics (including a minor in data science) from Victoria University of Wellington and previously worked as a ski instructor and a chef.

After completing an Honours degree in late 2020, Nikki will continue with a PhD at Victoria University while working at Dragonfly. She plans to explore machine learning approaches to risk modelling via a cross-sectoral social investment approach. Her research will have applications in epidemiological and intervention studies.

Nikki believes that considering security and ethics when managing data is becoming more and more important.

When you’re dealing with data, you have to remember the people behind it and what you’re doing it for. There’s always a story behind the data – it’s not just numbers.