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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Independent Data Science Trainer and Consultant
Unique one-on-one data science training program for corporate clients. With
six months of part-time training, enabled software engineers to transfer into
jobs normally filled by graduates of two-year full time master's degree
programs, improving hiring costs and volume. Empowered small to medium
businesses to derive immediate value from data science with targeted,
: Senior Director of Analytics
Built data science and information retrieval (search) teams from zero;
trained software engineers to be data scientists in order to meet staffing
goals in a tight labor market. Achieved double-digit percentage lift in
clickout revenue with search algorithm changes and more than 2x lift in
social content and engagement. Technically hands-on in data science,
algorithms, and system engineering.
Built data warehouse team; deployed stable and reliable operations around
Hadoop and Hive, compensating for immature technology, enabling company-wide
reporting and analytics on large-scale, fine-grained data. Also hands-on with
production operations for the core website which generated the majority of
revenue: performance improvement, software release processes, and risk
assessment and mitigation.
: Senior Software Engineer and Technical Lead
Technical Lead for the Google Flights
instant result cache for airfare queries,
enabling proactive pricing and routing results on web searches. Technical Lead
for a team of five on the Social Image Search
product, doing deep retrieval for
socially relevant images. Responsible for architecture, project planning, and
Air Network Simulation and Analysis: Founder and Simulation Architect
Designed next generation air transportation simulation architecture on an
inherently stochastic framework with flexible runtime fidelity using
: Cofounder and Firmware Engineer
Designed digital electronics and wrote microcontroller firmware for high
efficiency solar controllers and lithium ion batteries, using handwritten
assembly on cost-constrained microprocessors with limited code space.
Initial author, technical lead, and architect for the
MIT Extensible Air Network Simulation (MEANS) development team. Designed
and implemented a fast-time event-based C++ simulation of airspace and
airports to assess delays and evaluate new scheduling and operational
concepts. Visualizations and statistical analyses of simulation
results. Industry and government customers.
Graduate Research Assistant in the International
Center for Air Transportation
. Investigated the effects of
airline hub congestion on optimal route selection through
simulation of operational delays and costs. Studies
included economics, game theory, and operations research.
Haven Colocation (HavenCo)
Buildout of market-leading secure colocation facilities on the
micronation Principality of Sealand.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): S.B. in Aeronautics/Astronautics
Studies in aerodynamics, materials and structures, and control systems.
Grade point average 4.9 on 5.0 scale. Finite-element modeling and mechanical
testing research for the gas turbine laboratory microengine.
Initial project definition, data quality and sufficiency assessment,
inferential modeling, predictive modeling, A/B testing, deployment, and
evaluation. Focused on iterating quickly on ideas by bounding feasibility
and potential gain.
Models: linear and piecewise linear regressions, regularization, support
vector machines, random forests, gradient boosting, factor and component
models, multilayer neural networks.
Tools: R, SQL, JAGS, Python
Domains: Consumer internet and advertising, finance, genetics, natural language and information retrieval, psychometrics
Significant experience managing both staff and projects. Recruiting,
team culture, staff development. Management of vendors and projects
spanning multiple organizations. Specialty in forming new teams
by hiring generalists and training in required skills.
Software Architecture and Development
All scales from large distributed systems to embedded microcontrollers.
Numerical simulation, rapid prototyping, and high availability internet
operations. Several projects successfully extended beyond original
requirements without needing redesign.
Statistics for personal health. Operational anomaly detection.
Cryptocurrency market efficiency. Composite fabrication. Black belt in
Shao-Lin Kempo Karate.
Practitioner certification in neurolinguistic programming (NLP).
Home roasting of coffee.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
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