Over the past four years, I have been developing and employing skills as a data scientist, most recently at Billups. There, I use (py)Spark extensively for scaled data pre-processing and feature engineering. I also use machine learning frameworks such as Keras and PyTorch to solve complex image classification and reinforcement learning problems.
I hold a Master's of Science in computer science, with an emphasis in data analytics. My thesis “Support Vector Machines and Artificial Neural Networks: Assessing the Validity of Using Technical Features for Security Forecasting” was an examination of E. Fama’s Random Walk vs the practical validity of historical data as inputs for trading machines. I continue my research into algorithmic trading and am currently examining reinforcement learning models (“policy gradient”) to create a machine capable of trading profitably.
Along with my programming and data science experience, I have a strong background in business, with experience in sales, business development, product/program management, consulting, and launching my own businesses. I also have a personal, “since-childhood” passion for the financial markets.
I approach data science tasks from a multidisciplinary perspective that balances both a technical and mathematical understanding with real-world business experience, spanning multiple domains.
Machine Learning, Artificial Neural Networks / Support Vector Machines, Data Science, Genetic Algorithms, Security Price ForecastingThesis Topic: Security Forecasting Using Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines
As the data scientist at Billups, I have completed numerous visual, analytic and predictive projects. We use (py)Spark, PyTorch and Keras as our primary tools for data processing and predictive analytics. Example projects include
Product incubator and consulting firm started to help clients with product and process needs, focusing on Big Data, Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing.
SaaS application wtih focus on predictive analytics and price forecasting for collectibles market, primarily servicing the US market.
As a member of Servio's management team, I contributed to the strategic growth and direction of the company. My day-to-day responsibilities included ownership of our crowdsourcing software design, roadmaps and the prioritization of development activities. Also a key facilitator for major account wins including Staples, Walmart, Groupon, Walgreens & Target.
Taking my passion and enthusiasm for Magic: the Gathering, I created Power9Pro to create products and services that further enrich the experience of playing Magic.
I forged long-term relationships with small outdoor activities businesses that provided ample opportunities to help develop coding experience.
Enterprise sales representative for Southeast territory.
Enterprise sales representative for online media monitoring.
Instructed business professionals in English.
|MSc in Computer Science, Dublin Institute of Technology||2016||Honors|
|B.A. Philosophy and Chinese, Trinity University||2002||3.10|