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Ishola Babatunde Isaac

Data Scientist

Isaac has experience developing and deploying machine learning solutions to problems across various domains including computer vision, signal processing, fa...ilure prediction, time series forecasting, network security, natural language processing, and 3D reconstruction. Isaac has worked in both small and large organizations and has led projects from idealization to product deployment. 

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Eva Bojorges Rodriguez

Data Scientist

Eva is a skilled back-end developer and machine learning engineer with experience in scalability issues, system administration, and more. She has a flair fo...r well-structured, readable, and maintainable applications and excellent knowledge of Python, Ruby, and Go. She is a quick learner and has worked in teams of all sizes. 

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Mehdi Ghasemi

Data Scientist

Mehdi is a mathematician and scientific programmer who specializes in applied math and very abstract concepts. His scientific background is rooted in optimi...zation, geometry, and computations, and he has been working as a data scientist for years now, building statistical and machine learning models. 

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Jonathan Rhone

Data Scientist

Jonathan is a full-stack engineer who's as comfortable working on large-scale distributed systems as he is on client-facing single-page web apps. Jon also e...xcels at working with big data, and has frequently worked on a petabyte scale. 

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Katia Hayati

Data Scientist

Katia has worked for twelve years as an engineer, hands-on engineering manager, and consultant. She has worked at companies of all sizes, from tiny two-pers...on startups to major enterprises including Groupon and Microsoft. She specializes in data processing, data-related algorithms, searching, and machine learning, but she has worked up and down the whole stack. 

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Azarias Reda, PhD

Data Scientist

With a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Azarias has worked at large tech companies like LinkedIn and Microsoft, and has led two star...tups as CTO. His technical expertise is web development and machine learning in Python. He has built large-scale web applications (primarily with Django), worked on many data science projects, and managed teams of engineers. His favorite projects combine web development with data engineering. 

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Brian Hammond

Data Scientist

Brian has over 15 years of experience as a full-stack developer, including creating a #1 iOS game in 2008 and scaling Yahoo! ad servers. Brian's strengths a...re adaptability, clear communication, and a relentless focus on the details that get projects shipped. 

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Matthew Baker

Data Scientist

Matt has worked on everything from web development in .NET and embedded development in C to low-level Windows development, rich client development in JavaSc...ript using EmberJS, web applications in Go, and mobile applications in iOS. He is very quality-focused and gets things done efficiently. As a startup veteran, he knows how to start from nothing and build impossible things on impossible schedules. 

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Byron Formwalt

Data Scientist

Byron has twenty years of experience in highly technical algorithm development. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and offers extensive knowledge of m...achine learning and video/image processing. Byron also has Toptal specializations in AI and data science. His skillset includes full-stack iOS and macOS desktop application development. 

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Lana Kolupaeva

Data Scientist

Lana is a thorough and methodical software engineer with a strong enterprise background and love for the fast-paced work. She has over 10 years of experienc...e building enterprise Java applications as a developer, team leader, and technical project manager. 

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