Summary

  • Data Scientist with 12+ years of programming experience and 4+ years of experience in data analytics and visualization.

Skills & Proficiency

  • Github
  • Python
  • R
  • SQL
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning, Transformers
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Bayesian Modeling
  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Parallel Processing
  • XML parsing
  • Web Development, HTML/CSS

Research Experience

  • Data Scientist

    June 2022 - Present
    Digital Science & Research Solutions, Ltd.
    • Uses textual analysis to help government funders and clients understand research trends and emerging topics
    • Worked with machine learning models to perform topical analysis on research grants, publications, etc.
    • Used Dash to build dashboards that narrate results for government funding clients
  • Graduate Researcher

    August 2016 - June 2022
    University of Pennsylvania
    • Designed and implemented parallel processing pipelines that achieved a 3x speed-up when analyzing terabytes of biomedical text.
    • Used weak supervision for a 1.5x speed-up when training deep learning models (recurrent neural networks and transformers) to extract biomedical relationships from biomedical text.
    • Applied a k-nearest-neighbor model to provide scientists with a web service that identifies a listing of journals linguistically similar to a preprint of interest.
    • Applied a time series analysis to discover over 20,000 different timepoints where words have changed their semantic meaning.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Genomics and Computational Biology

    June 2022
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Postbaccalaureate Program (Penn Prep)

    June 2016
    University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Computer Science and Minor in Bioinformatics

    May 2015
    University of Maryland Baltimore County

Publications

Honors/Awards

  • Appointed trainee on T32 Computational Genetics

    June 2019 - August 2021

    National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

  • Meyerhoff Scholar (M23)

    August 2011 - June 2015

    University of Maryland Baltimore County