What I Offer: End-to-end analytics

10+ years of experience helping companies make better data-driven decisions

DO I NEED BUSINESS + DATA STRATEGY?

Getting started

Start-up advisor + mentor to 10+ founders on development and implementation of data strategies to power data-driven customer understanding from pre-product through release

Prioritized 40+ initiatives in collaboration with executives of major entertainment studio, based on product payoff, timeline to delivery and data availability

Course: Filling-in your Data Strategy Gaps: 10 Reasons Why your Data Initiative will Fail and How to Get it Right the First Time (Q4)

HOW CAN I LEVERAGE DATA TO UNDERSTAND MY CUSTOMERS AND GROW MY BUSINESS?

Implementation and Iteration of data-driven decisions

Developed positive and negative KPIs to evaluate network connectivity for online gaming start-up with TB of data (220M+ requests/day)

Identified areas of missed revenue opportunities that also reduced customer churn for fashion subscription box start-up

Built end-to-end near-real time recommendation engine for a social media start-up to improve engagement of social media posts via ExtraTrees, and productionalized as an API via AWS SageMaker, Python and Docker

Can I level-up in Data Science?

Training

Taught 500+ academic and industry professionals on best practices for productionalizing Machine Learning models by teaching a core graduate course at UCLA Statistics Department (2019), speaking at SoCal PyData (2018), SoCal Python (2018) and Big Data Day LA (2017)

Trained 600+ academic and industry professionals in Python, R, and various (other) topics in data science and software development

Speaking + Mentoring Engagements

2019

Panelist: AI/ML in Media & Entertainment at DataScience Salon LA (November)

Speaker: Data Projects vs Products: Top 5 Reasons Why your Data Science Project Didn't Make it and How to Get It Right the First Time (October)

Speaker: Strategic Plan you Need to get your Data Product into Production: Good, Bad, and Ugly Lessons Learned from the Field (September)

Mentor (Pitch + Data Strategy): Glendale Tech on Tap (August)

Speaker: Writing your First Testing Suite with pytest for your Machine Learning Model (July, video)

Fun Fact

Juno's Flyby mission (2018) confirmed similarities between White Oval and the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, originally detected in 2012 by image compression algorithm developed for Ph.D. thesis

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