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Montgomery Steele - Data Science

Atlanta, GA
May 28, 2020

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An expert in developing machine learning solutions to solve business problems. With over 8 years of Python development and 7 years of Data Science and Data Analytics. Well versed in various machine learning techniques, such as Linear/Logistic Regression, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, and Ensemble Methods. Comfortable with deployment and integration on cloud technologies such as AWS and Azure.

Professional Profile

oExperience applying Naïve Bayes, Regression and Classification Analysis, Neural Networks / Deep Neural Networks, Decision Tree / Random Forest and Boosting machine learning techniques.

oExperience in statistical models on large data sets using cloud computing services such as AWS, Azure and GCP.

oApplying statistical analysis and machine learning techniques to live data streams from big data sources using Spark and batch processing techniques.

oApplying statistical and predictive modeling methods to build and design reliable systems for real-time analysis and decision-making.

oExpertise in developing creative solutions to business use cases through data analysis, statistical modeling, and innovative thinking.

oPerforming EDA to find patterns in business data and validate findings using state of the art modeling and algorithms.

oLeading teams to productionize statistical or machine learning models and create APIs or data pipelines for the benefit of business leaders and product managers.

oDeep knowledge of statistical procedures that are applied in both Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning problems.

oExperience applying Machine Learning techniques for sales and marketing teams to provide forecasting and improve decision-making.

oExcellent communication and presentation skills with experience in explaining complex model and ideas to both fellow team members and non-technical stakeholders.

oLeading teams to prepare clean data pipelines and design, build, validate, and refresh machine learning models.

Professional Skills

Analytic Development

Python, R, Spark, SQL

Python Packages

Numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, fastai, SciPy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Numba

Programming Tools

Jupyter, RStudio, Github, Git

Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Machine Learning

Natural Language Processing & Understanding, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning algorithms

Analysis Methods

Advanced Data Modeling, Forecasting, Predictive, Statistical, Sentiment, Exploratory, Stochastic, Bayesian Analysis, Inference, Models, Regression Analysis, Linear models, Multivariate analysis, Sampling methods, Segmentation, Clustering, Sentiment Analysis

Statistical Analysis

Predictive Analytics, Decision Analytics, Big data and Queries Interpretation, Design and Analysis of Experiments

Artificial Intelligence

Classification and Regression Trees (CART), Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting Machine (GBM), TensorFlow, PCA, RNN, Regression, Naïve Bayes

Natural Language Processing

Text analysis, classification, pattern recognition, sentiment analysis

Deep Learning

Machine perception, Data Mining, Machine Learning algorithms, Neural Networks, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, Transfer Learning

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, Social Analytics, Predictive Maintenance

Soft Skills

Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to work well with stakeholders to discern needs accurately, leadership, mentoring

Professional Experience

DATA SCIENTIST - NLP February 2019 – Present

Mobile Apps Company Atlanta, GA

My latest project was an NLP project where I used a transformer model in a Tensorflow / Keras framework to perform sentiment analysis for a major car company’s social media feed. I was able to achieve accuracy equal to a human reader and create an API and monitoring system in Amazon Web Services that would alert the company to sudden changes in the tone of their social media traffic.

oCreated a Deep Learning Neural Network based on Google’s BERT Transformer model to perform sentiment analysis on social media traffic.

oDeployed model and created an API using Amazon Web Services to automatically analyze all incoming social media messages and produce reports of sudden changes in social media attention

oModel achieves human-comparable accuracy in sentiment analysis and can analyze messages in real time to provide instant warnings of positive or negative media events

DATA SCIENTIST – TAX ASSESSMENT January 2017 - December 2018

Pima Realty Tuscon, AZ (Remote)

Developed models of housing taxes using Deep Learning to identify errors in tax assessments. I created a Tree-based model using the XGBoost library that could identify which houses in an area were likely to be overvalued by government tax assessors so that private assessors could pre-emptively reach out to potential clients.

oDeveloped, trained and evaluated many types of models in Python to predict errors in government tax evaluations of personal homes and identify clients for private home assessors.

oWorked with models including Decision Tree, Random Forest, Linear Regression, Artificial Neural Network, Logistic Regression, Gradient Boosted Tree

oUsing an XGBoost model, developed a list of housing features that predicted government undervaluing of homes


Target Corp Minneapolis, MN

Worked on a sales forecasting project for a using an artificial neural network developed in PyTorch along with Facebook’s Prophet model. I performed data cleaning in Python on a large dataset including several years’ worth of data across different departments in dozens of stores and produced highly accurate forecasts for each store and department.

oCreated a model using Facebook Prophet to produce highly accurate predictions of a weekly sales

oEvaluated model performance on large dataset (multiple years of daily data for dozens of departments per store and dozens of stores)

oDeployed model created highly accurate 6-month forecasts up to 6 months in advance for every store and department

DATA SCIENCE FELLOW February 2015 - August 2015

Springboard San Francisco, CA

oUsed latest NLP techniques to create a Neural Network-based comment filter API in Python which can take the text of an online comment and predict its popularity

oThis could be used to filter out low-quality spam comments or to predict new high-quality comments and place them at the top of a discussion thread.

oCleaned and validated a training database (~1.5GB of 2M New York Times article comments) for use by a Transformer Neural Network (fastai, PyTorch) to make classifications.

oExperienced in Python and associated Data Science libraries (Tensorflow, Keras, PySpark, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib, etc.) as well as Data Analysis, Data Cleaning, Cloud Compute using GCP and AWS, and API design.


Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

oWorked in a prominent Particle Physics research lab to develop a worldwide network of particle detectors with an open-sourced platform of particle data.

oHelped design and build particle detector prototypes, created software in C++ for a Linux environment to perform Quality Control testing and create unit profiles.

oDeveloped web applications using HTML and JavaScript to control and monitor our detector hardware in real-time with automatic data collection.

oDeveloped and maintained a publicly accessible database to pool our data from multiple detector units in different regions.

oLed a team of 3-5 fellow researchers to create a pipeline in R which automated data analysis and modeling across our database, giving weekly reports to project leaders and external presentations to external collaborators.

oWorked in a leading Optical Physics laboratory performing data analysis on Raman Spectroscopy experiments.

oWorked on statistical models (linear, polynomial) to perform analysis of experimental results

oMaintained a database of experimental results and made reports using Python


Master of Science (MS) in Physics

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science in Physics

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL


Springboard Machine Learning Engineering Certification

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