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Lawrence Herskowitz

Member since January 15, 2017
Lawrence has a PhD in physics from the University of New Mexico. He has been a professional software developer for the past seven years. In this time, he's developed software across multiple languages with an expertise in LabVIEW and Python. He has created embedded software, data analyses, and machine learning algorithms. Lawrence is an extremely fast learner—allowing him to overcome challenges quickly. Click to continue

Dallas H. Snider

Member since July 2, 2016
Dallas has 22 years of database application development experience. He has worked with SQL servers and Oracle and he is comfortable with both Windows and Linux. He also has experience with data analytics on OLAP platforms and data mining. Furthermore, Dallas has extensive experience with ETL tools such as SSIS and IBM's DataStage. He also writes articles for the MSSQLTips.com website. Click to continue

Michael Newlin

Member since June 29, 2017
Michael has over 20 years of experience as a professional developer as well as over 15 years of experience as a full-stack web and data developer with current expertise in React, .Net Core, C#, SQL, Bootstrap, Python, and many scientific and machine learning frameworks. He has developed solutions for large organizations such as Walmart and Home Depot and has developed full-stack solutions for startup companies from inception to launch. Click to continue

Cristian Garcia

Member since March 14, 2017
Cristian is a Data Scientist and Developer with a background in math and physics. His two passions are programming and deep learning. As a strong programmer/developer, Cristian’s passion and specialties include creating real world applications and programming deep neural networks in TensorFlow. 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

Russell Horton

Member since April 3, 2017
Russell builds data-driven products and data-driven teams. He has more than 15 years of experience inventing, rapidly prototyping, and deploying products driven by machine learning and natural language processing. Russell loves consulting on data science projects in the early stages. Click to continue

Tomás Mardones

Member since July 18, 2016
Tomás is an experienced engineer with great know-how in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. He's a researcher and an engineer who likes to build efficient and elegant software systems. Tomás is always eager to find better ways to write better code. In addition, he is an expert in C++, Python, and MATLAB. Click to continue

Roman Semeine

Member since January 3, 2018
Roman is a data scientist who has also worked as an engineer for a number of years. Due to his diverse background, he can blend together low-level data engineering with advanced analytics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence. Lately, he's been heavily involved in projects dealing with machine learning and artificial intelligence. 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

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
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CEO @ Bollyshake
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