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Derek Owens-Oas

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since January 21, 2020

Derek has a PhD in statistical science from Duke and has worked as a data scientist and software developer at Xylem. He's the founder of Tech Smart Magic. Published in the Journal of Classification and a TA of the year, he's an expert in research and teaching. He provides interactive apps, visualizations, and reports. Derek's Python and R programming, top AI and ML methods, and ability to communicate make him an asset to any company. His specialties include text data and online social networks.

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Mikhail Fishzon

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since June 22, 2022

Mikhail is an alumnus of Google and Lyft and a data engineer who enjoys turning real-life business problems into scalable data platforms. Over the last two decades, he has helped companies architect, build, and maintain performance-optimized databases and data pipelines. Mikhail is knowledgeable in database optimization techniques and has achieved a 99% increase in slow-running query performance.

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Peter Daniels

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since September 18, 2023

Peter is a seasoned data platform expert specializing in the Microsoft stack, including Azure. With skills ranging from data architecture and engineering to database administration and development, his 29 years of experience, multiple certifications, and passion for learning set him apart in addressing clients' diverse data requirements. Most recently, Peter helped a growing company migrate their on-premise data and AI estate into Azure as part of an ERP migration to Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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Michael McKervey

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since May 20, 2024

Michael is widely experienced in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, project management, and interdisciplinary collaboration. He drives success by both meticulously updating the bill of materials (BOM) and orchestrating complex product launches. Adept in product development and operations, Michael showcases his expertise by effectively liaising with quality, electrical, software, supply chain, sales, and management divisions, ensuring seamless execution and organizational success.

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John Nnamchi

Freelance Data Scientist
CanadaToptal Member Since October 19, 2021

John is an experienced developer specializing in data visualization platforms and high-frequency-low-latency data processing systems. His pedigree includes building analytics dashboards at Microsoft, developing a real-time ad exchange platform that processes 5+ billion auctions a day at Index Exchange, and contracting independent projects for corporations. Since 2021, John has been at Bloomberg, developing BQuant, Bloomberg's data visualization and quantitative investment workflow platform.

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Roxana Ibanez

Freelance Data Scientist
CanadaToptal Member Since June 24, 2020

Roxana has more than 10 years of experience advising and assisting companies and clients in data warehousing, business intelligence, data governance, and digital transformation. She understands the benefits of good communication and clean code and how a well-projected architecture helps productivity and maintainability in the long term. Roxana's extensive experience in the data domain has been proven to help leverage applied analytics to manage complex problems.

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Horia Mărgărit

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since November 16, 2021

Horia's industry experience extends across digital health, consumer finance, internet search, engineering software, and transportation logistics. He has over 10 years of expertise applying AI methods and approaches to tackle businesses problems. Horia's predictions for business applications of AI have been featured in CIO magazine and Forbes. He earned a master of science degree in statistics at Stanford University and two BAs specializing in cognitive and computer science at UC Berkeley.

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Jana Dodson

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since May 20, 2022

In her more than eight years of experience, Jana has worked at both small and large companies and has been through many stages of growth. She has also collaborated with people across the tech industry, including executives, designers, product managers, engineers, business leaders, and marketers. Jana's job is to take loosely defined problems, design robust solutions, and find the quickest path to implementation while ensuring the solution is never a "black box" for the client.

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George McIntire

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since January 31, 2024

George is a results-driven data scientist who brings a diverse skill set and rich experience to the table. His expertise lies in data translation and a versatile toolkit, including Python, SQL, and machine learning. George excels at distilling complex findings into actionable and comprehensible insights, making data accessible and impactful for stakeholders.

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Robby Goetschalckx

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since December 12, 2017

Robby is a machine learning expert with 10+ years of experience in research and back-end software development for machine learning solutions. With master's degrees in computer science and artificial intelligence in addition to his Ph.D. in computer science, Robby is well equipped to provide solutions to a variety of issues in companies of all sizes.

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Allen Gary Grimm

Freelance Data Scientist
United StatesToptal Member Since November 5, 2014

Fascinated by the intersection of abstraction and reality, Allen found his calling in data science. Formally trained in machine learning plus a breadth of experience in applying ML as prototypes up through production, his specialty is in finding and implementing tractable solutions to complex data modeling problems: e.g., user behavior prediction, recommender systems, NLP, spam filters, deduplication, or feature engineering.

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