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Machine Learning, Python, SQL, Statistics, R

Durham, North Carolina, United States
April 24, 2019

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Psychology and neuroscience research scientist with strong background in statistics and machine learning, and moderate background in programming.


Python (numpy, pandas, sklearn, matplotlib, etc.)

Machine Learning (sklearn)


Statistics (10 graduate level courses)

Experimental design (designed over 10 studies)

R, SAS, Mplus, SPSS

Simulation modeling (e.g. Monte Carlo)

Web scraping


C (basic)


Von Gunten, C. D., Scherer, L. D. (2018). Self-Other Differences in Multiattribute Decision Making: Compensatory versus Noncompensatory Decision Strategies. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Von Gunten, C. D., Volpert-Esmond, H. I., & Bartholow, B. D. (2017). Temporal dynamics of reactive cognitive control as revealed by event-related potentials. Psychophysiology. doi:10.1111/psyp.13007 Von Gunten, C. D. & Bartholow, B. D. (under revision). Achieving adequate power in response inhibition tasks: Monte Carlo simulations of number of participants, number of trials, effect magnitude, and study design.


Through Kaggle competitions and numerous books, I’m very comfortable with the machine learning pipeline from preprocessing and feature engineering (e.g., aggregations and data reduction) to model selection and validation (e.g., ensembles, hyperparameter search methods, cross-validation). I’m currently developing a dashboard. It will take research relevant terms (e.g., self-control, polygenic risk), and use these terms as input into scientific article databases, and then perform text processing on those articles. Functions will include extracting p-values and their mean (e.g., per research domain), and create tag clouds and normalized citation scores for frequently occurring terms. EDUCATION

Current Postdoctoral Fellow

Duke University

2012-2018 Ph.D., Social/Personality Psychology;

Minor, Psychological Statistics & Methods

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2008-2012 M.A., Philosophy

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Duke University School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Durham, NC 27710

Phone: 330-***-****



Curtis Von Gunten, PhD

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