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Berkeley, CA
March 16, 2018

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John Moorer 510-***-**** Berkeley, CA


University of California, Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts Degree expected May 2018

• Major: Statistics Major GPA: 3.63



• Languages: Python, R, Matlab, Java, and SQL

• Proficient in relevant Python Data Science packages such as NumPy, Sklearn, Keras, SciPy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Pandas, and language processing using NLTK Coursework

• Statistics coursework includes Machine Learning, Collaborative and Reproducible Data Science, Time Series Analysis, and Concepts of Computing with Data

• Mathematical coursework includes Numerical Analysis and Number Theory

• Computer Science coursework includes Data Structures and Web Development PROJECTS

• Best Predictors of Startup Success:

- Team-based Python project analyzing the 2013 crunchbase snapshot data

- Best predictors of startup success were found by fitting Random Forest and Extremely Randomized Trees models and comparing model performance

- Other analysis included MDS and PCA dimension reduction to view how effectively company characteristics split the data, analysis of the distribution of company founder’s alma mater, and analysis of investor trends

• Income Prediction:

- Individual project in R analyzing the UCI Census Income Data Set

- Fit several Machine Learning classification models to predict whether a person will earn over

$50,000 per year

- Best model was a Random Forest model, providing a test accuracy of over 90% and an AUC over 0.9

• Analysis of State of the Union Addresses:

- Team-based Natural Language Processing project in Python using NLTK

- Project analyzed .txt files of all Presidential State of the Union speeches

- Main analysis looked at speech trends over time and MDS dimensional reduction to analyze similarities between Presidents’ State of the Union Speeches

• Big Ideas at Berkeley Contest 2017:

- Lead Programmer on project to design a Search and Rescue Drone using OpenCV to capture image frames and a Neural Network to classify missing persons

- Placed 2nd in Hardware for Good Category 2017


• Lab Assistant, UC Berkeley Statistics Department - Berkeley, CA (January 2018-Present)

- Lab assistant for Concepts of Computing with Data course; responsible for grading students’ programming assignments and assisting students with data analysis projects, homework, and labs

• Student Fundraiser, Cal Calling Center - Berkeley, CA (October 2016-Present)

- Awards: Winner of Best New Caller Award Winter 2017, Top Caller Summer 2017, Most Money Raised Summer 2017, and Most Donors Summer 2017; Tier 3 Caller - title reserved for top fundraisers

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