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Formalities

I'm a data scientist, aspiring polymath, and passionately curious about the world.

I'm currently working in the University of Washington's Enterprise Data Analytics team, striving to make the UW more efficient for students and researchers. My job is to turn raw data into accurate predictions.

I'm a research scientist, data engineer and software developer. I have run hundreds of experiments, built systems worth billions, and worked in dozens of codebases.

I live in Seattle.

Skills

Category Notable Skills
Machine Learning    Deep neural networks, generative adversarial networks, recommendation systems, natural language processing, all of the most common algorithms
 
Statistics    Bayesian inference, causal inference, time series analysis, experimental design
 
Programming    Python, R, SQL, Powershell, C#, data structures
 
Optimization   genetic algorithms, operations research
 
Distributed Processing    Spark, Redshift, Hadoop/Hive, Kafka
 
Data Visualization    Tableau, D3, Seaborn, Plotly, Altair, ggplot2, ggvis
 
Databases    SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Redshift, BigQuery, Query tuning, dimensional modeling, ETL development
 
Infrastructure   Mesos, AWS, Google Cloud, Windows Azure, on-premise Windows & Linux
Software Development   Git, TFS, Agile development, Continuous integration
 

Employment

Date Company Title
2012-present    University of Washington
 
Data Scientist
2014-present    University of Washington
 
Advisory Board, Data Engineering Certificate Program
2014-present    University of Washington
 
Advisory Board, Data Science Certificate Program
2007-2012    Microsoft
Redmond WA
Senior Software Developer Engineer
Software Development Engineer 2

Speaking & Publication History

   
AIR 2017
 
Using Predictive Analytics to Guide Financial Aid Decisions
AIR 2016
 
Using Predictive Analytics to Guide Retention Interventions
HEDW 2016
 
Data Science for Student Success

 
Using Data to Make Decisions

 
Agile Database Development
Machine Learning for Mere Mortals

Education

Date Institution Degree or Certification
2013 University of Washington     Data Science Certificate
2005 University of Washington     Bachelor of Science in Informatics
Minor in Mathematics

The Long Tail

I work with many different tools, languages and frameworks. Here's what I've worked with recently.

IDEs

Services and Tools

Infrastructure

Languages and Libraries

Data Stacks

Cloud Products

Informal

I have been working with data and statistics since 2005. Since then I have taught myself a large variety of skills to become a highly competent software engineer and data scientist.

I have also become proficient in many subject areas: online advertising, education, economics, music, cryptography, and much more.

I don’t have a specialty. I am passionately curious.