I am a data science professional with over 10 years’ experience leading model development and statistical analysis across numerous industries and business domains. My technical expertise is widespread; including machine learning, econometric modelling, time series forecasting, statistics, applied mathematics, operations research and recommendation engines.
I believe a great data scientist excels not only in statistical analytics/machine learning and computer science, but also in commercial acumen and domain expertise; there is most definitely an art to data science.
I am currently the Data Science Manager at REA Group, where I lead the team in driving data-lead decisions and product innovations across the business. Highlights include website and app user behaviour modelling to drive personalised experiences for users, marketing and targeted advertising opportunities for customers; development of recommendation engines to provide personalised suggestions for users; and time-series forecasting to support company budget, planning and target setting.
I am very much excited about the evolution of data science; the explosion of unstructured data, and advances in technologies to deal with big data. I’m passionate about keeping up to date with the latest innovations and trends, learning, and educating others.
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