Claudio S. De Mutiis, Computer Vision Developer in London, United Kingdom
Claudio S. De Mutiis

Computer Vision Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since September 16, 2020
Claudio is a senior data scientist with expertise in machine learning, databases, robotics, NLP, computer vision, and a passion for self-driving cars. He has utilized his skills in convolutional neural networks, transfer learning, TensorFlow, and Keras to develop several projects related to advanced driver-assistance systems. Claudio is also experienced in the eCommerce and retail spaces.
Claudio is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, MATLAB, Jupyter Notebook, Snowflake, AWS, Keras, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn, Pandas, SQL

The most amazing...

...thing I've built and trained is a convolutional neural network for end-to-end driving in a simulator using Keras.

Employment

  • Senior Data Scientist

    2021 - 2021
    Integral Solutions, Inc.
    • Investigated the pros and cons of using different NBA APIs.
    • Wrote scripts to retrieve NBA data, process it, and store it on S3.
    • Performed feature engineering using team stats and other handcrafted features coming from historical NBA matches.
    • Designed, validated, and tested a deep neural network model to predict NBA winners and losers as well as the winning probabilities.
    • Collaborated with a software engineer to put the NBA prediction model in production for the first MVP of the project.
    • Achieved market-leading accuracy for predicting NBA match outcomes.
    • Wrote some documentation, introduced some unit tests, and suggested future developments for the project and actions that could further improve the existing model.
    Technologies: Python, AWS S3, AWS, Deep Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Neural Networks, Predictive Modeling, Data Processing, APIs, Minimum Viable Products (MVP), Documentation, Feature Engineering
  • Senior Data Scientist

    2018 - 2019
    Notonthehighstreet Enterprises Ltd
    • Managed a topic classification NLP project using convolutional neural networks and word embeddings to be used by the partners and operations/customer service team.
    • Led a deep neural network recommender system project that led to valuable customer segmentation insights to be used by the product and curation team.
    • Collaborated with the digital marketing team to increase the effectiveness of marketing and advertising campaigns as well as SEO.
    • Managed a competitor analysis project to be used as insights by the executive team.
    • Improved data science workflow and coding practices.
    • Redesigned the data science recruitment from scratch.
    • Managed, guided, and mentored a mid-level data scientist.
    • Built a product bundles graph to visualize insights on products frequently bought together.
    • Documented data science projects on a data team wiki.
    • Managed a multi-touch digital marketing attribution project using a Markov chain.
    Technologies: Big Data, Data, R, Dimensionality Reduction, Unsupervised Learning, Supervised Learning, Neural Networks, eCommerce, Data Analytics, Document Processing, Google Analytics, Google SEO, Algorithms, Recommendation Systems, Continuous Integration (CI), Data Reporting, Data Analysis, Conversion Rate, Machine Learning, Data Science, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Statistical Analysis, Mesos, Relational Databases, Tableau, Pattern Recognition, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Word Embeddings, Convolutional Neural Networks, Snowflake, Clustering & Retrieval, Classification, Regression, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Pandas, Python, Jira, Slack, LaTeX, chronos, Jenkins, Ansible, Jupyter Notebook, AWS, Scikit-learn, Keras, TensorFlow, SQL, Python 3, Writing & Editing, Documentation, Jupyter, Data Modeling, Statistics, Matplotlib, NumPy, Deep Learning, Chatbots, APIs, Git, Docker, Text Analytics, Data Preprocessing, AWS EC2, MySQL, Classification Algorithms
  • Data Scientist

    2017 - 2018
    Notonthehighstreet Enterprises Ltd
    • Worked on an NLP semantic search project using word embeddings in collaboration with tech and other product stakeholders.
    • Built predictive models to evaluate our business partners' success to be used as actionable insights by the partners and operations team.
    • Engaged and built relationships with senior stakeholders throughout the business.
    • Worked on an external trending/social media influencers/posts ranking project in collaboration with the product and curation team that led to the development of a web app to make their job easier.
    • Contributed to create and introduced a data team learning and development culture.
    • Put an NLP project in production to detect a set of specific things in messages business partners sent to customers to be used as actionable insights by the partners and operations team and to be included in a weekly report.
    • Documented data science projects on a data team wiki.
    Technologies: Big Data, Data, R, Dimensionality Reduction, Unsupervised Learning, Supervised Learning, Neural Networks, eCommerce, Data Analytics, Document Processing, Algorithms, Continuous Integration (CI), Data Reporting, Data Analysis, Conversion Rate, Machine Learning, Data Science, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Statistical Analysis, Jira, Slack, Relational Databases, Pattern Recognition, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Word Embeddings, Convolutional Neural Networks, Clustering & Retrieval, Classification, Regression, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Pandas, Python, LaTeX, Mesos, chronos, Jenkins, Ansible, Jupyter Notebook, AWS, Scikit-learn, Keras, TensorFlow, SQL, Python 3, Writing & Editing, Documentation, Jupyter, Data Modeling, Statistics, Matplotlib, NumPy, Deep Learning, APIs, Git, Docker, Text Analytics, Data Preprocessing, AWS EC2, MySQL, Classification Algorithms
  • Data Scientist

    2016 - 2016
    Mindi Technologies Ltd
    • Wrote Python scripts to analyze 36 features of DigitalOcean's servers' data such as droplets_cpu_stime, droplets_cpu_utime, droplets_network_rxbytes, and droplets_network_txbytes.
    • Worked with the server's droplets of nine different sizes (512 MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 48GB, and 64GB).
    • Tried to infer server and droplet power usages from the datasets provided by DigitalOcean.
    Technologies: Big Data, Data, Data Analytics, Data Analysis, Statistics, Matplotlib, NumPy, Python 3, SQL, MySQL
  • AI Researcher

    2016 - 2016
    King's College London
    • Worked on a project that was part of a collaboration between researchers in artificial intelligence, telecommunications, and environmental sciences. The project was carried out in partnership with Transport for London (TFL) and Ericsson.
    • Used artificial intelligence planning to contribute to the design of the next generation of intelligent urban traffic controls (i.e., AI-controlled traffic lights, speed limits, and route planning).
    • Visited the TFL operational center and learned about the SCOOT system. Learned about traffic systems used in other main cities around the world.
    • Studied the papers written by some of the world's most prominent research groups on traffic optimization.
    • Used traffic simulation tools such as SUMO (simulation of urban mobility) and PTV Vissim to simulate congestion scenarios in London.
    • Wrote Python scripts that were part of the framework used to interface the DINO AI planner and SUMO.
    • Attended the 26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2016) in London.
    • Guided and mentored a couple of students in the Master of Science degree program.
    Technologies: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Python, AI Planning, APIs, Git

Experience

  • Advanced Lane Finding

    Built an advanced lane-finding algorithm using distortion correction, image rectification, color transforms, and gradient thresholding. Identified lane curvature and vehicle displacement. Overcame environmental challenges, such as shadows and pavement changes.

  • Vehicle Detection and Tracking

    Created a vehicle detection and tracking pipeline with OpenCV, a histogram of oriented gradients (HOG), and support vector machines (SVM). Optimized and evaluated the model on video data from an automotive camera taken during highway driving.

  • Using Deep Learning to Clone Driving Behavior

    Built and trained a convolutional neural network for end-to-end driving in a simulator, using Keras. Used optimization techniques such as regularization and dropout to generalize the network for driving on multiple tracks.

  • Traffic Sign Classification

    Built and trained a deep neural network to classify traffic signs using TensorFlow. Experimented with different network architectures. Performed image pre-processing and validation to guard against overfitting.

  • Local Odometry Techniques for A Differential Wheeled Robot

    - Provided the MIRTO robot, designed and built by a team led by Dr. Franco Raimondi at Middlesex University London, with autonomous navigation planning capabilities.
    - Wrote a library of high-level odometrical functionalities (i.e., Java methods) to allow MIRTO to perform actions such as rotating, translating, and moving towards a specific point in space while avoiding all obstacles on the way.
    - Developed a navigation algorithm that only makes use of MIRTO's wheels' encoders and bumpers sensors.
    - Used MIRTO to test the newly developed navigation algorithm.
    - Discussed the results and observations in my MSc project's dissertation.

  • Predicting Boston Housing Prices

    Built a model to predict a given house's value in the Boston real estate market using various statistical analysis tools. Identified the best price that a client can sell their house utilizing machine learning.

Skills

  • Languages

    SQL, Snowflake, Java, Python, Python 3, C++, C, Fortran, R
  • Libraries/APIs

    Pandas, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Keras, OpenCV, Matplotlib, NumPy
  • Tools

    MATLAB, LaTeX, Slack, Jira, GitHub, Jupyter, Git, Google Analytics, Tableau, Ansible, Jenkins, Mesos
  • Paradigms

    Data Science, Anomaly Detection, MapReduce, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    Jupyter Notebook, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, AWS EC2
  • Storage

    Relational Databases, MySQL, AWS S3
  • Other

    AWS, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Computational Physics, Quantum Physics, EM Waves, Mechanics, Thermal/Statistical Physics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Game Theory, Labour Economics, Environmental Economics, Economics of the Less Developed Regions, Monetary & Banking Economics, Mathematics for Economics, Complex Variables, Methods of Theoretical Physics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Biologically Inspired Methods, Real Time Systems and Control, Robotics Systems, Sensors and Actuators, Pattern Recognition, Regression, Classification, Clustering & Retrieval, LDA, Expectation Maximization, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Word Embeddings, Reinforcement Learning, Self-driving Cars, Color and gradient thresholding, Lane detection and fit, Histogram of Oriented Gradients, SVMs, Convolutional Neural Networks, Mobile Robotics, Navigation, Odometry, Machine Learning, Conversion Rate, Data Analysis, Data Reporting, Algorithms, Recommendation Systems, Document Processing, Neural Networks, Unsupervised Learning, Dimensionality Reduction, Data Analytics, eCommerce, Supervised Learning, Data, Big Data, Writing & Editing, Documentation, Data Modeling, Statistics, Deep Learning, Image Recognition, Object Tracking, APIs, Data Preprocessing, Text Analytics, Classification Algorithms, Camera Calibration, Perspective transform, Google SEO, OCR, Chatbots, Economic Statistics, chronos, Statistical Analysis, AI Planning, Deep Neural Networks, Predictive Modeling, Data Processing, Minimum Viable Products (MVP), Feature Engineering

Education

  • Master of Science Degree in Robotics
    2014 - 2015
    King’s College London - London, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics
    2009 - 2013
    Boston University - Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics
    2009 - 2013
    Boston University - Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Machine Learning
    NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Coursera (Stanford University)
  • Machine Learning Specialization
    NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    Coursera (University of Washington)

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