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Benjamin Carter - Data Science

Atlanta, GA
June 03, 2020

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Benjamin P. CarteR

ML Engineer, Data Scientist

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(513) 418 - 1521


Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH

· Applied Statistics & Operations Research, M.Sc. August 2016

· Economics, M.A. December 2014

The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

· Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.Sc. May 2007


Senior data scientist with over 13 years of IT experience, and 8 years of Data Science experience. I’ve been developing Python solutions for over 9 years with experience with R, C, C++, Java, and SQL.

-Experience in the application of Naïve Bayes, Linear and Logistic Regression Analysis, Neural Networks, Time-Series analysis and Random Forest machine learning techniques.

-Experience in statistical models on, big data sets using cloud/cluster computing assets with AWS and Azure.

-Strong ability to devise and propose creative and innovative ways to look at problems by using business acumen, data models, statistical analysis, and a practical and direct understanding of the subject matter.

-Highly capable of discovering patterns in data using both algorithms, visual representation, and intuition. Ability to use experimental and iterative approaches to validate findings.

-Advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on real-time decision systems. Recommendations are strengthened with precise analysis, a real-world intuition, and an adogmatic approach to modeling techniques.

-In-depth knowledge of statistical procedures that are applied in both Supervised and Unsupervised machine learning problems.

-Ability to perform exploratory analysis on varying types of data and datasets, allowing for a full knowledge of the subject matter, a nuanced understanding of the variables in question, and a technically sound insight into the required modeling approach.

-Strong background of working with advanced analytical teams to design, build, validate and refresh data models.

-Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to communicate with clients/stakeholders and team members.

-Highly perceptive with other people, allowing for a strong ability to facilitate a dynamic and constructive team environment.

-Ability to quickly gain a keen understanding of niche subject matter domains via research and communication with all parties involved. Ability to design and implement effective novel solutions to be used by other subject matter experts.


Analytic Development: Python, R-Programing, SQL, Excel

Python Packages: Numpy, Pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, SciPy, Matplotlib, Seaborn

IDE: Jupyter, Spyder, RStudio, Google Colab, MySQL

Version Control: GitHub

Machine Learning: Natural Language Processing & Understanding, Machine Learning algorithms including text recognition, image classification, and forecasting.

Data Query: Azure, Google, SQL, data warehouse, data lake and various SQL databases and data warehouses.

Deep Learning: Machine Perception, Data Mining, Machine Learning algorithms, Neural Networks, TensorFlow, Keras. PyTorch

Artificial Intelligence: Text Understanding, Classification, Pattern Recognition, Recommendation Systems, Targeting Systems, Ranking Systems, and Time Series.

Analysis Methods: Advanced Data Modeling, Statistical, Exploratory, Bayesian Analysis, Inference, Regression Analysis, Multivariate analysis, Sampling methods, Forecasting, Segmentation, Clustering, Sentiment Analysis, Predictive Analytics, Decision Analytics, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Factorial Design and Response Surface Methodologies, Optimization, and State-Space Analysis.

Analysis Techniques: Classification and Regression Trees (CART), Random Forest, Gradient Boosting Machine (GBM), TensorFlow, PCA, RNN including LSTM, Linear and Logistic Regression, Naïve Bayes, Simplex, Markov Models, and Jackson Networks.

Data Modeling: Bayesian Analysis, Statistical Inference, Predictive Modeling, Stochastic Modeling, Linear Modeling, Behavioral Modeling, Probabilistic Modeling, Time-Series Analysis

Applied Data Science: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Text Recognition, Image Classification, Social Analytics, Predictive Maintenance

Soft Skills: Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to work well with stakeholders to discern needs accurately and articulate issues clearly; leadership; mentoring; coaching.


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