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Abraham Bruck

Member since February 14, 2017
Abraham is a database pro with over 30 years of experience in IT. With an extensive background in management, sales, and finance, he specializes in systems integration, conversion, migration, customization and performance tuning, analysis, design, and the development and implementation of computer systems, particularly in Oracle and Unix environments. His primary concern is to satisfy the needs of management and the end user through innovation. Click to continue

Sameh Awaida

Member since July 7, 2017
Sameh is a successful Data Scientist and Assistant Professor experienced in computer and electrical engineering with more than 20 journal publications, conference papers, and patent applications in the fields of pattern recognition, data science, and machine learning. He possesses expert level skills and accomplishments in numerous technologies and formats. Click to continue

Robby Goetschalckx

Member since November 5, 2017
Machine Learning expert with 10+ years of experience in research. Back-end software developer for Machine Learning solutions. Click to continue

Allen Gary Grimm

Member since October 17, 2014
Fascinated by the intersection of abstraction and reality, Allen found his calling in data science. Formally trained in Machine Learning and with a breadth of experience in applying ML models to production, his specialty is in finding tractable solutions to complex data modeling problems (user behavior prediction, recommender systems, NLP, and intelligent data cleaning). Click to continue

Olivier Caron-Lizotte

Member since February 5, 2014
CTO of BiogeniQ, Olivier has a background in bioinformatics, full stack development, setting up technology stacks, and management. With extensive experience in cloud based architectures, algorithm design, and implementation, he excels at complex, multidisciplinary projects. Click to continue

Christopher Karvetski

Member since June 22, 2016
Dr. Karvetski has ten years of experience as a data and decision scientist. He has worked across academia and industry in a variety of team and client settings, and has been recognized as an excellent communicator. He loves working with teams to conceive and deploy novel data science solutions. He has expertise with R, SQL, MATLAB, SAS, and other platforms for data science. Click to continue

Katia Hayati

Member since October 24, 2016
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-person 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. Click to continue

Lawrence Zhou

Member since June 27, 2018
Lawrence is a software developer and quantitative analyst with over 12 years of experience in software development and quantitative modeling. He's worked at Citigroup, Traxis Partners, as well as co-founding a Y-Combinator funded startup. Lawrence prefers projects that use both his financial and programming backgrounds, but he also enjoys working with and analyzing data—either in analysis, visualization, or machine learning. Click to continue

Eva Bojorges Rodriguez

Member since October 16, 2014
Eva is a skilled back-end developer and machine learning engineer with experience in scalability issues, system administration, and more. She has a flair for 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. Click to continue

Azarias Reda, PhD

Member since January 10, 2017
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 startups 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. Click to continue
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Owner @ Pomp&Clout
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