I am an experienced Data Science/ A.I. professional with a wealth of capabilities and know-how in information systems, data analysis and A.I., in international roles. When I'm not turning data into insights, I enjoy meeting new people, reading, making educational videos, writing, and travelling.
January 2021 - at Present
Mentoring on data science-related topics.
Chief Science Officer
at Data Science Partnership
June 2017 - at Present
As CSO at Data Science Partnership, I am responsible for managing our client base from a technical perspective. I review our customers AI goals on a deeply technical level and support them with consultancy, research and resource delivery from Data Science Partnerships ‘virtual bench’ of artificial intelligence experts, data scientists, PhD level researchers, and implementation specialists.
Mentor for Data Science
November 2016 - at Present
Guiding data science students throughout their learning process, addressing: * technical queries * career-related questions * data-related matters * concerns they may have about the design and development of their capstone projects
Author / Video Producer / Acquisitions Consultant
at Technics Publications
September 2013 - at Present
* Authored 3 data science related books (www.technicspub.com/analytics), 2 of which are already in print * Creating educational videos on data science and A.I. related topics (www.safaribooksonline.com) * Onboard potential authors / video producers for data science and A.I. related projects
Chief Science Officer
at MAXset LLC
December 2016 - August 2017
* Design and implement NLP-related algorithms * Manage pipeline of data science tasks * Participate in company strategy across all verticals
at Creative Coding for Kids (CC4K)
November 2016 - June 2017
Facilitating the learning process of the new generation of coders, as they take their first step, using the Scratch platform.
at G2 Web Services LLC
November 2015 - February 2016
(3-month contract position) * Performed data engineering and data analysis for Violation and Transaction Laundering detection * Explored various machine learning options for data modeling * Built predictive analytics models using Python and Graphlab Create * Created reports and a demo to share findings with rest of the team and other shareholders of the projects * Developed new techniques for assessing feature value and performance, for heavily unbalanced datasets
at Microsoft Inc.
December 2013 - September 2015
* Managed data-driven projects in the Local team of the Bing search engine * Wrote data analysis scripts using Scope, Python, Julia, C#, and Excel to derive insights on user behavior and business segment structure * Accessed and stored datasets on the Cosmos cloud platform * Presented insights derived from data analytics work to developers and other PMs * Managed a team of in-house analysts for data curation related projects, coordinating with task owners
at Elavon Inc.
January 2013 - December 2013
* Performed data exploration, data discovery, data engineering, and data analysis on transaction data * Built machine learning models using R and Octave (Matlab clone) to predict attrition and transaction issues * Researched and got acquainted with new technologies for Big Data platforms * Evaluated large datasets with data from data warehouses, logs, and other sources * Communicated effectively in a non-technical and business-oriented manner to convey findings and progress
June 2012 - June 2013
* Carried out modeling and analysis of financial data as required for business, via the internet * Created relevant documentation explaining every aspect of the model to a non-technical audience
at IMC Business Global Plc
November 2011 - January 2013
* Analyzed data related to web traffic for 50+ websites and visualizing it in time series plots, generating insights from these plots and communicating them to upper management * Responsible for processing and organizing company data to ensure maximum usability, drafting comprehensive reports to summarize relevant information * Performed other SEO-related tasks, delegating a variety of tasks to a team of three, while also ensuring that they are trained and able to perform these tasks in a timely manner
January 2011 - November 2011
* Self-published three eBooks on the subjects of computer usability, website development, and computer optimization, drafting regular articles on topics including Bright Hub Inc
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
at Georgia Institute of Technology
July 2009 - December 2010
* Lead two research teams using electrical and computing machine learning techniques to investigate safety issues related to helicopters and trucks used by the US military * Used Matlab to develop and utilize an Artificial Intelligence approach to analyze signal and numeric data connected to fault diagnosis and failure prognosis, communicating findings into project reports for managers and sponsors