Professional Experience

01/2018 - 12/2018

Freelance machine learning, web development and IT consulting.

03/2017 - 01/2018

Clickcool is a company based in Lausanne, CH. The project is designing and building a multinational and multilingual site with a directory of businesses, classified ads, and where users can create simple web pages for their businesses. The application runs on a MariaDB database on Ubuntu servers.

  • Managed the development team
  • Programmed in PHP/Laravel, jQuery, SQL
  • Designed the application based on requirements from the CTO
  • Developed APIs to integrate with third party systems

04/2010 - 07/2013

Lumentus is a PR firm based in NY, NY. I was brought on to develop an interactive dashboard which would allow the user to design, plan and monitor traditional PR campaigns while adding in paid media elements.

When setting up the campaign criteria were set including target demographics and reach goals. The results of the campaign were calculated by combining data provided by media clipping services with ratings data. The current status of the campaign was displayed on an interactive dashboard which provided a high level overview with the ability to drill-down on data. The dashboard was written in HTML, Javascript and included Flash elements. The front-end was supplied with data from the back-end using JSON.

I ran the project and my responsibilities included:

  • Working with Lumentus to determine the business requirements and then creating technical specifications accordingly.
  • Managed the development of the software, including hiring and managing a multitude of subcontractors.
  • Coding in PHP (with Zend Framework), Perl, Javascript and MySQL. Tested, debugged and integrated code written by other developers.
  • Designed and maintained the database.

10/1998 - 01/2016

This was my own web development company, which I ran and did most of the work for. Some notable projects include:

  • Abbott Labs - coded an system for employees to participate in a health challenge and monitoring program called "Body For Life". The system was written in PHP.
  • Prudential - was brought in as a subcontractor to create HTML templates which would be used by in-house developers.
  • MUSE Awards for American Alliance of Museums - I coded the system used for making and ranking entries. The system was written in ColdFusion with an MS SQL Server database.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art - created a database and the code for an interactive exhibit called Larsen - a living archive. The exhibit was written in ColdFusion.
  • Stylewiz.com - I created a CMS system for a style and home decor website.
  • YAI.org - wrote e-commerce functionality for a non-profit site and integrated it with their existing site.
  • Pace University - developed system to allow students, administrators and teachers to access online course information. The system was written in ColdFusion. I also converted old functionality in ASP and Perl to ColdFusion.

05/2008 - 01/2010

Media Commerce Systems (MCS) was a company focused on delivering web-based applications to streamline the media buying process. The software was written in ColdFusion and Javascript, and ran on Linux servers running MySQL databases.

My responsibilities included:

  • Managed the day to day operations of the development of the software.
  • Hired and managed the technical staff. The development was managed using the Scrum methodology.
  • Wrote requirements documents, technical specifications and test plans for products.
  • Coded in ColdFusion, Javascript, Ext, and SQL.
  • Worked on technical integration with vendor and customer systems.

01/2010 - 12/2012

The Raw Life Food Coop was a members-only nonprofit food cooperative based in Peekskill, NY. It's mission was to make organic and natural food available to members at reasonable prices.

When I joined the coop was run on the honor system. Members could go in to the store at any time of the day or night, take what food they wanted, and leave money for it. All of the accounting was done with paper and pencil, and the checkout process consisted of the members adding up their food on a calculator and writing down the total.

While I was the treasurer I introduced a computerized POS system with a barcode scanner and moved the accounting to Quickbooks. This combination allowed sales and inventory to be tracked.

02/2006 - 05/2008

SWMX was a technology company delivering a real-time online way to buy and sell broadcast advertising time. The initial application launched by SWMX was RemnantRadio which provided radio stations with a means to sell unsold inventory at the last minute, and advertisers with a means to buy said inventory at a discount.

The systems were written in ColdFusion and Javascript, and ran on Linux servers with MySQL databases.

My responsibilities included:

  • Architected and programmed the original version of Remnant Radio.
  • Architected and designed the software and databases based on business requirements.
  • Hired and managed developers and DBAs.
  • Oversaw the devlopment of the software using Agile methodologies. The development staff at its largest consisted of about 40 people.
  • Coded in ColdFusion, Javascript, SQL. Tested and integrated all code.

07/2001 - 02/2006

Zysys Solutions was an IT consulting company based in Irvington, NY. The company developed web-based software to streamline business processes, and also provided technical support for a number of clients.

My responsibilities included:

  • Aiding clients in figuring out ways they could automated their business processes to make them more efficient. Then created web-based software to do so.
  • Acted as main technical contact for most clients.
  • Coded in ColdFusion, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Hired and supervised the technical staff.
  • Did technical, network and infrastructure support both in-house and for clients.

07/1999 - 05/2000

Recruitsource was a company based in Edison, NJ which was designing software for the recruiting industry. My responsibilities included:

  • Programmed in ColdFusion, with an MS SQL Server database.
  • Managed the development staff.

09/1998 - 10/1999

Evolving Systems develops web-based applications. My responsibilities included:

  • Programming in ColdFusion, Javascript and HTML
  • Creating and maintaining databases.

12/1998 - 08/2001

More Sugar is a local printed music newspaper in Westchester County, NY. I was responsible for creating all advertisments, page designs and layouts.

12/1997 - 12/1999

interActive Publishing was a company creating interactive CD-ROMs for corporate clients. I programmed a number of award-winning CD-ROMs in Authorware and Director. Clients included Citibank, Honeywell and Allied Signal.

09/1996 - 12/1997

I developed an interactive CD-ROM for the Allen Memorial Art Musuem at Oberlin College to showcase its collection. The CD was developed in Director and included QuickTime and QuickTime VR movies.

Education

Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Data Science, 12/2019

Lausanne, VD

Applied Data Science: Machine Learning, 05/2018

Poughkeepsie, NY

Finance, 05/2003

Oberlin, Ohio, USA

Computer Science, 05/1998

Certificates

via Coursera

Functional Programming with Scala, 12/2018

Coursera

Deep Learning in Computer Vision, 08/2018

Coursera

Bayesian Methods for Machine Learning, 07/2018

Coursera

Intro to Deep Learning, 05/2018

via Coursera

Neural Networks and Deep Learning, 02/2018

via Coursera

Data Science Capstone, 02/2018

Coursera

Data Science Specialization, 02/2018

via Coursera

Statistical Inference, 01/2018

via Coursera

Reproducible Research, 12/2017

via Coursera

R Programming, 12/2017

Stanford Online

MatLab for Scientific Computing, 12/2017

via Coursera

Machine Learning, 11/2017

via Coursera

Practical Machine Learning, 01/2017

via Coursera

Data Scientist's Toolbox, 01/2017

via Coursera

Exploratory Data Analysis, 01/2017

via Coursera

Getting and Cleaning Data, 01/2017

Lausanne, Switzerland

French, level C1-C2, 08/2016

Computer Skills

Machine Learning: Python, R, MatLab, PyTorch, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Keras, Caret, XGBoost, LightGBM, pandas, numpy, etc.
Web Development: PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, SQL, Bootstrap CSS, VueJS, JSON, Web services
Web Frameworks: Django, Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework
Experience with: Scala, Java, C++, ColdFusion, Perl, Ruby, Postgres, VueJS, ReactJS

Cloud: AWS, Google Cloud
Web Servers: Apache, Nginx;
Databases: MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, SQLLite, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL
IDEs: RStudio, PyCharm, PHPStorm, Eclipse, IntelliJ Software: MatLab, Octave, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
Source Control: Git, Subversion
Testing: PHPUnit

Languages

English - Native language

French - Bilingual, C1-C2

German - A1-A2