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Data Science

Atlanta, GA
April 28, 2021

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Professional Summary

Professional in the field of Data Science with 8+ years of experience in statistical analysis, data analytics, data modeling, and creation of custom algorithms. Application to the disciplines of machine learning and neural networks using a variety of systems and methods in training algorithms with different could platform. Industry experience includes predictive analytics in finance, marketing, advertising, geospatial and Internet of Things (IoT). Use of NLP and Computer Vision technologies.

Experience with a variety of NLP methods for information extraction, topic modeling, parsing, and relationship extraction in python.

Familiarity with developing, deploying, and maintaining production NLP models with scalability in mind

Worked on Natural Language Processing with NLTK, SpaCy and other module for application development for automated customer response

Wrote automation processes using Python and the AWS Lambda service

Utilized Docker to handle deployment on heterogeneous platforms such as Linux, Windows, OSX, and AWS

Reviewed the use of MongoDB, node.js, and Hadoop to automate the data ingestion and initial analysis processes

Reviewed and deployed the infrastructure on AWS to minimize cost while providing the required functionality

Scale analytics solutions to Big Data with Hadoop, Spark/PySpark, and other Big Data tools

Experience with Public Cloud (Google Cloud, Amazon AWS and/or Microsoft Azure)

Experience working with big data infrastructure with tools such as Hive, Spark and h2o, sparkling water

Implementing solutions with common NLP frameworks and libraries in Python (NLTK, spaCy, gensim) or Java (Stanford CoreNLP, NLP4J)

Experience with knowledge databases and language ontologies

Quantitative training in probability, statistics and machine learning

Experience in the application of Neural Network, Support Vector Machines (SVM), and Random Forest.

Creative thinking and propose innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining approaches on the set of information available.

Identifies/creates the appropriate algorithm to discover patterns, validate their findings using an experimental and iterative approach.

Applies advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on multiple, real-time decision systems. Closely works with product managers, Service development managers, and product development team in productizing the algorithms developed.

Experience in designing star schema, Snow flake schema for Data Warehouse, ODS architecture.

Experience in designing stunning visualizations using Tableau software and publishing and presenting dashboards, Storyline on web and desktop platforms.

Experience in working with relational databases (Teradata, Oracle) with advanced SQL programming skills.

In-depth knowledge of statistical procedures that are applied in Supervised / Unsupervised problems

Basic-Intermediate level proficiency in SAS (Base SAS, Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner) & in UNIX

Track record of applying machine learning techniques to marketing and merchandizing ideas.

Experience in Big Data platforms like Hadoop platforms (Map-R, Hortonworks & others), Aster and Graph Databases.

Experience in operations research / optimization will be good to have. Experienced in working with advanced analytical teams to design, build, validate and refresh data models that enable the next generation of sophisticated solutions for global clients.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to communicate with clients and team, prepare + deliver effective presentations.

Strong experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including Requirements Analysis, Design

Technical Skills

Data Science Specialties: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT) analytics, Social Analytics, Predictive Maintenance, Stochastic Analytics

Analytic Skills: Bayesian Analysis, Inference, Models, Regression Analysis, Linear models, Multivariate analysis, Stochastic Gradient Descent, Sampling methods, Forecasting, Segmentation, Clustering, Naïve Bayes Classification, Sentiment Analysis, Predictive Analytics

Analytic Tools: Classification and Regression Trees (CART), H2O, Docker, Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting Machine (GBM), TensorFlow, PCA, RNN, Linear and non-Linear Regression

Analytic Languages and Scripts: R, Python, HiveQL, Spark, Spark MLlib, Spark SQL, Hadoop, Scala, Impala, MapReduce

Languages: Java, Python, R, Command Line, C++/C, JavaScript, SQL, SAS

Python Packages: Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, SciPy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, NLTK, Scrapy, Gensim

Version Control: GitHub, Git, SVN

IDE: Jupyter Notebook, VS Code, Intellij IDEA, Spyder, Eclipse

Data Query: Azure, Google Bigquery, Amazon RedShift, Kinesis, EMR; HDFS, RDBMS, SQL, MangoDB, HBase, Cassandra and NoSQL, data warehouse, data lake and various SQL and NoSQL databases and data warehouses.

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

Soft Skills: Experienced with delivering presentations and technical reports; collaboration with stakeholders and cross-functional teams, and advisement on how to leverage analytical insights. Developed analytical reports which directly address strategic goals.

Professional Experience

March 2020 – Present

Machine Learning Engineer

Mobile Apps Co. Atlanta, GA

Project Summary:

We built a pipeline for automatic data entry of scanned government forms, using AWS as storage for our database. The pipeline accepts two images (the image for information extraction and the reference form) and outputs information such as the names, id, and other tax information. The information extraction steps were implemented using Google tesseract and AWS text Extract as well as Convolutional Neural Networks. We performed OCR on the image to extract wanted information and store them in our AWS database. In the end, we reduced the data entry time exponentially by a power of 3.

This project includes using machine learning techniques and python libraries to derive relevant analysis and metrics, including building proof of concepts to determine value of implementing in future projects. As part of a team focused on understanding the customer experience across the organization, I worked with business partners to understand the business objectives, explore data sources and build NLP/ML solutions. I was able to think outside the box to uncover new ways to analyze unstructured data leveraging our Open Source Data Science Platform (OSDS) and other analytical tools to solve complex business objectives.

Project Points:

Applied business analytics skills, integrated and prepared large, varied datasets and communicated results.

Worked with specialized database architecture and computing environments.

Developed analytic approaches to strategic business decisions.

Performed analysis using predictive modeling, data/text mining, and statistical tools.

Built predictive modeling using Machine Learning algorithms such as Random Forests, Naive Bayes, Neural Networks, MaxEnt, SVM, Topic Modeling/LDA, Ensemble Modeling, GB, etc.

Used common NLP techniques, such as pre-processing (tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, stemming)

Performed semantic analysis (named entity recognition, sentiment analysis), modeling and word representations (RNN / ConvNets, TF-IDF, LDA, word2vec, doc2vec)

Worked with big data infrastructure and tools such as Hive and Spark

Collaborated cross-functionally with team to develop actionable insights.

Synthesized analytic results with business input to drive measurable change.

Performed data visualization and developed presentation material using Tableau.

Responsible for defining the key business problems to be solved while developing, maintaining relationships with stakeholders, SMEs, and cross-functional teams.

Provided knowledge and understanding of current best practices and emerging trends within the analytics industry.

Participated in product redesigns and enhancements to know how the changes will be tracked and to suggest product direction based on data patterns.

Applied statistics and organizing large datasets of both structured and unstructured data.

Worked with applied statistics and applied mathematics tools for performance optimization.

Facilitated data collection to analyze document data processes, scenarios, and information flow.

Determined data structures and their relations in supporting business objectives and provided useful data in reports.

Assisted in continual improvement of AWS data lake environment.

Used Agile approaches, including Extreme Programming, Test-Driven Development, and Agile Scrum.

Promoted enterprise-wide business intelligence by enabling report access in SAS BI Portal and Tableau Server.

June 2018 – Feb 2020

Data Scientist

Freeport McMorran Phoenix, AZ

Project Summary:

FM is a large mining operation with major interest in Copper and other metals. Operations span the globe with main operations in the Continental United States and Peru. The Data Science/Machine Learning interest is in creating analysis tools to optimize the deliver and production of process ore as well as preventative maintenance of mining/crushing equipment.

I worked as a computer vision researcher to find state-of-the-art solutions in classifying crushable and uncrushable materials for FM’s production pipeline. We built a full pipeline to make inference in real time. Before sending the material for further processing our model had to decide whether it is a crushable one or not. We tested various computer vision architectures such as VGG16, Resnet, Inception, EfficientNet, etc. In the end, Resnet gave the best performance for a recall of 0.85 and precision 0.7 and fast enough inference time (~3s). We aim to maximize recall in this problem because it is more cost-effective to filter out as many uncrushable materials than to keep as many crushable ones.

This project built “digital twins” — computer models replicating mining equipment behavior. Input from sensor readings was applied to specific field issues such as ore truck loading and conveyor system optimization.

Project Points:

Worked in Git development environment

Expert Level Python Development

Tensoflow, Keras Python deep neural network and analytical techniques

Expertise in transforming business requirements into analytical models, designing algorithms, building models, developing data mining and reporting solutions that scales across massive volume of structured and unstructured data

Professional competency in Statistical NLP / Machine Learning, especially Supervised Learning- Document classification, information extraction, and named entity recognition in-context

Worked with Proof of Concepts (POC's) and gap analysis and gathered necessary data for analysis from different sources, prepared data for data exploration using data wrangling

Designed Physical Data Architecture of New system engines

Hands on experience in implementing neural network skilled in Random Forests, Decision Trees, Linear and Logistic Regression, SVM, Clustering, neural networks, Principle Component Analysis and good knowledge on Recommender Systems

Strong experience in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including Requirements Analysis, Design Specification and Testing as per cycle in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies

Strong SQL Server and Python programming skills with experience in working with functions

Efficient in developing Logical and Physical Data model and organizing data as per the business requirements using Sybase Power Designer, ER Studio in both Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) applications

Experience in designing star schema, Snow flake schema for Data Warehouse, Operational Data Store (ODS) architecture.

Experience and technical proficiency in Designing, Data Modeling Online Applications, Solution Lead for Architecting Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Applications

Worked with languages like Python and Scala and software packages such as Stata, SAS and SPSS to develop neural network and cluster analysis

Designed visualizations using Tableau software and publishing and presenting dashboards, Storyline on web and desktop platforms

Developed Logical Data Architecture with adherence to Enterprise Architecture

Used pandas in Python for performing Exploratory data analysis

Experience working with data modeling tools like Power Designer and ER Studio

Well experienced in Normalization & De-Normalization techniques for optimum performance in relational and dimensional database environments

Skilled in System Analysis, E-R/Dimensional Data Modeling, Database Design and implementing RDBMS specific features

Experienced in Data Integration Validation and Data Quality controls for ETL process and Data Warehousing using MS Visual Studio, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS

Responsible for Data Analytics, Data Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Graphs, Scales, PivotTables and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) reporting

Interacted with data from Hadoop for basic analysis and extraction of data in the infrastructure to provide data summarization

Created visualization tools and dashboards with Tableau, ggplot2 and d3.js

Worked with and extracted data from various database sources like Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2

February 2016 – July 2018

Computer Vision Specialist

ETSY New York,NY

Project Summary:

Here I helped build various features to increase user’s experiences such as building a similarity search model to reduce identical search results, classification model to categorize real prices against exaggerated prices of an item. In the end, my team proposed a novel approach to improve their recommendation system with computer vision. We utilized the novel siamese-network to create a recommendation model that matches items complementing each other in terms of functionality, styles, etc. We leveraged object detection with Fast RCNN using pytorch in order to generate our datasets from Etsy’s large database. In the end, our model outperformed the baseline model using just normal CNN architectures and was featured during the wrap up of the program..

Project Points:

Developed processes and tools to monitor and analyze performance and data accuracy.

Enhanced data collection procedures to include relevant information to build and continuously optimize the analytics systems.

Collaborated with I.T. to continuously optimize business performance.

Processed, cleansed and verified the integrity of data from various sources used for analysis and reporting.

Leveraged the latest data visualization tools and techniques to present and communicate analysis to the leadership team utilizing data management, analytics modeling, and business analysis.

Used predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, revenue generation, ad targeting and other business outcomes.

Advised leadership team and stakeholders with data-driven solutions and recommended strategies that address business challenges.

May 2013 – Dec 2015

Data Analyst (Remote)

Axiom Tech Group Chicago, Illinois

Project Summary:

Axiom provides enterprise advisory solutions and risk management. The firm relies on big data analytics to provide strategic insights and reporting to outside clients. I worked on analytics projects for various clients; cleaning data and performing analysis and reporting.

Project Points:

Business Data Analytics - Involved in ETL/BI requirement gathering and conversion into useful functional requirements.

Source to target data Mapping document preparation.

Developed report wireframes along with SQL schema data element definitions.

Worked with Data Warehouse architecture and wrote SQL queries.

Applied dimension modelling to identify dimension & fact tables and associated data elements.

Familiar with wealth and asset management concepts as well as trading life cycles.

Conducted in-depth data analysis on the reports/dashboards to identify gaps.

Involved in data governance to find authoritative sources for the critical data elements used in the governance reports.

Data profiling to validate data quality issues for the critical data elements.

Participated in user acceptance testing to ensure software satisfied all requirements before it was deployed to production.

Knowledge in BFSI domain and financial markets.

Well versed with Agile process, scrum and sprint concepts.

Knowledge on creation of user stories in JIRA

Worked as an ETL/Reporting Tester.

Familiar with Test plan & strategy document preparation and Test case preparation based on the requirements.

End to end testing in DWH projects.

Validation of ETL jobs against requirements by running through Control-M scheduler.

Validating target tables structure, constraints against ETL requirements.

Validating target data against source data based on ETL requirements.

Involved in test data preparation.

Report & Dashboard testing against target tables using SQL queries.

Worked with module testing including defect capturing in ALM.

Experienced with complete software development life cycle (SDLC) and software testing life cycle (STLC) life cycles

Worked extensively with on-time delivery, process improvement, regular interaction with client and mentoring the team.


MS Statistics

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

BS Mathematics

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

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