Darron Fuller, Machine Learning Engineer and Developer in Washington, DC, United States
Darron Fuller

Machine Learning Engineer and Developer in Washington, DC, United States

Member since May 21, 2019
Darron has 15 years experience as a client-facing lead engineer of infrastructure and mission-critical advanced analytics software for notable clients in the renewable energy industry and U.S. Department of Defense. He has degrees in data analytics and computer science, covering machine learning and decision optimization.
Darron is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, AWS, Docker, Jupyter, PyCharm, Python

The most amazing...

...project I've designed was an advanced energy market trading algorithm with multiple machine learning (predictive) and optimization (prescriptive) models.

Employment

  • Lead Machine Learning Engineer

    2013 - PRESENT
    StreamEdge Analytics, LLC
    • Designed and implemented specific components of the Xfinity Voice Assistant Platform that is used by millions of customers every day. Applied machine learning and cloud technologies to process billions of natural language queries.
    • Supported the $1.2 billion contract with the Centers for Medicare Services and worked as the lead machine learning engineer on the project. I focused on predictive modeling, machine learning, and data mining on a large healthcare dataset.
    • Developed predictive models to improve the effectiveness of child support collection activities and monitoring of the health and safety of children in foster care. I oversaw the project as the lead machine learning engineer.
    • Developed multi-terabyte automated vehicle location data sets for public transit systems. Applied data mining, statistical inference, and machine learning to identify unsafe operational practices in public transportation systems.
    • Supported the special activities for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Manpower Data Center. I engineered and managed mission-critical manpower analytics and logistics systems.
    • Collaborated as the teaching and technical assistant to the lead instructors for the Predictive Analytics for Healthcare workshop of the largest conference on Predictive Analytics.
    • Worked as a senior machine learning engineer on Comcast Labs' applied AI research and engineering team that owns the full stack and operationalization of voice and video analysis product offerings, as well as advanced analytics and ML pipelines.
    • Developed machine learning platform tools and infrastructure for Xfinity voice remote and hands-free device machine learning models.
    • Architected the MLOps infrastructure for the deployment of TensorFlow and OpenVINO-based object-detection models. Implemented with AWS EKS, Seldon, Prometheus, and Grafana and developed load tests using Locust and Artillery frameworks.
    • Develop for Xfinity Computer Vision (XCV) Anomaly Detection Machine Learning models and infrastructure for Xfinity Home Security projects.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), NVIDIA Grid SDK, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Jupyter, Pandas, Python, GitHub, Git, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS, TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn
  • Machine Learning Software Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Greensmith Energy (Acquired by Wärtsilä)
    • Developed the machine learning and analytics software for the simulation and optimized operation of advanced renewable-energy storage systems (Singularityhub.com/2019/07/21/machine-learning-vs-climate-change-ai-for-the-greener-good/).
    • Designed and developed energy market trading optimization algorithms and applications.
    • Designed and developed Greensmith Energy's first real-time energy market trading process that makes use of advanced optimization models. Ran the models through a 30-day operational test with Électricité de France, the world's largest producer of electricity (En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Électricité_de_France).
    • Designed and developed an energy analytics framework, including energy management optimization, machine learning-based forecasting, and simulation services.
    • Proposed and led design, acquisition and, implementation of Greensmith Energy's largest software acquisition for embedded enterprise and reseller licenses of Gurobi Optimization and Mathematical Solver into Greensmith's Energy Management and Control System (GEMS), CD/CI pipeline, and GEMS Cloud and remote customer deployments.
    Technologies: Gurobi, NumPy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, Python
  • Senior Software Engineer | Business Intelligence Specialist

    2005 - 2013
    Independent Consultant
    • Developed for various federal, DoD, intelligence communities, and Fortune 500 companies as an enterprise software engineer and business intelligence consultant.
    • Provided expertise on a variety of data extraction methods that would facilitate the State of New York's compliance with Hearst's FOIA request. I was the expert technical witness for Hearst Publishing in Hearst vs. State of New York (Casetext.com/case/hearst-v-state-of-ny).
    Technologies: Tableau, IBM Cognos, Python, Java

Experience

  • Active Learning Research: Department of Computer Sciences at George Mason University

    Active learning is a special case of machine learning in which a learning algorithm is able to interactively query the user (or some other information source) to obtain the desired outputs at new data points. In statistics literature, it is sometimes also called optimal experimental design. [Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_learning_(machine_learning)]

  • Renewable Energy Market Trading Optimization

    Designed and developed Greensmith Energy's first real-time energy market trading process that makes use of advanced optimization models. Successful 30-day operational test by the world's largest producer of electricity, Électricité de France (EDF: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Électricité_de_France) in a CAISO five-minute real-time energy market simulator. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Independent_System_Operator]

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, Java, C++
  • Paradigms

    Linear Programming, Agile, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • Other

    Machine Learning, Amazon Machine Learning, Google Cloud Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Optimization, Mixed Integer Linear Programming, Data Analytics, Model Validation, SOLID, Bokeh, AWS, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
  • Libraries/APIs

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

    Gurobi, PyCharm, IntelliJ IDEA, Jupyter, Git, GitHub, NVIDIA Grid SDK, IBM Cognos, Tableau, CPLEX
  • Frameworks

    MOA
  • Platforms

    Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Data Analytics Engineering
    2014 - 2017
    George Mason University - Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Graduate Certificate in Predictive Analytics
    2014 - 2015
    University of California at Irvine - Irvine, California, USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    1987 - 1993
    University of Maryland at College Park - College Park, Maryland, USA

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